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Glove in the Cornet & Drum Pattern, "JNF" at wrist

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Example of a Sanquhar pattern glove in black and white wool to illustrate the "Coronet & Drum" design. This is one of several variations on the Duke design known as 'squares'. The Cornet is a principal character in the annual Riding of the Marches ceremony.

 

This example was knitted by Miss Jane N Forsyth, then in her seventies, using size 15 needles and 3 ply wool. It has the initials "JNF" at the wrist. Her gloves were displayed at various country shows over the years.

Place of Production:
Sanquhar
Materials/Media:
wool
Dimensions:
length 245mm, (cuff) width 75mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:1997.4.11
Digital Number:
SQTX025a, SQTX025b
Creation Date:
c1992
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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