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The Art of Ayrshire Needlework

3c. Baby Shoes

Period:
20th Century
Description:
These shoes are hand made from watered silk. They were donated by a lady from Hurlford. Her mother had received them as a gift during World War II from an Icelandic farm worker when the donor's younger sister was born. With rationing such a gift would have been rare and precious at this time.
Materials/Media:
watered silk and kid leather
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
EACL023n
Creation Date:
circa 1940
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council