Embroidered Indigo Apron | Kyjovsko, Czech Republic


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Origin: Czech Republic | Moravia | Kyjovsko region
Era: 19th century (pre-1900)
Condition: good; minor spots and stains; minor losses to red wool embroidery threads; couple tiny holes; typical wear commensurate with age; recommended for display only
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
   Waistband: 13″ across
   Length: 26″ including lace
Additional Notes: The aprons of the Kyjov region are some of the most spectacular works of textile folk art seen in traditional folk dress. Made of indigo-dyed cloth, the apron is meticulously hand embroidered and decorated with handmade linen lace along the bottom edge. The lace on this example is not the multi-colored style commonly seen on Kyjovsko aprons; however, it is an even older variety and equally impressive. The embroidery colors remain bright and clean and despite some losses and aging, the apron is in very good condition. While it would be durable enough for wear, the age and quality of this piece make it more suitable for display. A rare early example.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

Suitable for display only


19th Century (pre-1900)


Women's clothing