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Czech Moravian Hand Embroidered Crocheted Folk Costume Apron Black with Flowers, Fruit 1930's

Amazing handwork on this folk costume piece from Moravia! Flowers and grapes signify one of the enduring festivals of that region celebrating the wine harvest.

The body of the apron is a polished cotton, black with a single horizontal pleat. The waist band is blue cotton and the sides have long ribbons also embroidered which is an early machine embroidery. The embroidery on the body is all hand work as is the sewing, it is reinforced on the back with the same blue fabric as the waistband(see last photo of back of garment). The hem is an interesting crocheted lace, cotton, which may also be early machine fabricated.

This lovely piece dates approximately to the 1930's.

measures:
waist band-12 inches across
hem: 24 inches across
lace: 4 inches wide
embroidered panel: 5 inches wide
length: 21 inches
ribbons: 35 inches each

Condition is good. Has not been cleaned, half inch hole in the bottom row of embroidery on the left edge and spattering of tiny pin holes in the black fabric seen when held against light-fabric is not disentigrating and can be worn or displayed as is-ribbon on one side is coming loose.
Extra photos can be provided.
Shown with black crinoline, not included.
*shown with ribbons wrapped around to front and tied.
*last photo shows back of garment*

Condition should be mainly judged from photos. Please utilize the zoom tool. I try to list any flaws, but occasionally, I overlook or miss something. Please convo me if you feel the photos or my description do not tell you what you want to know.

This item ships from the Czech Republic. Please convo me for more types of shipping, info, and many more photos!

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Elizabeth Russell

Czech Moravian Hand Embroidered Crocheted Folk Costume Apron Black with Flowers, Fruit 1930's

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: cotton, embroidery thread, cotton lace, lace
  • Ships worldwide from Prague, Czech Republic
  • Feedback: 440 reviews
  • Favorited by: 111 people