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Gloves in Duke pattern, belonging to John Swan Waugh

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Example of Sanquhar pattern gloves in black and white wool to illustrate the "Duke" design. This refers to the Dukes of Queensberry and later, Buccleuch, landowners in the parish of Sanquhar and probably the only nobility known directly to its inhabitants. This pattern is the most ostentatious and `showy' of them all. It has variations known as `squares' which may be later inventions and include, Rose, Trellis, Drum and Cornet.

 

These gloves belonged to John Swan Waugh, the first Sanquhar volunteer for the Boer War.  He took the role of Ensign in the Riding of the Marches in 1939 and was a Freeman of Dumfries.

 

Traditionally  the  principals in the Riding of the Marches ceremony are presented with Sanquhar gloves.

Materials/Media:
wool
Dimensions:
length 252mm, width 75mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:0207.22
Digital Number:
SQTX028a, SQTX028b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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