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Sanquhar Knitting

Gloves in the Duke pattern, Dr Grierson collection, "JLH" at wrist

Period:
19th Century
Description:

These gloves are from the collection of Dr Thomas B Grierson, who died in 1889.  He recorded them as "of a pattern formerly worked at Sanquhar".  They are therefore well over 100 years old.

 

Example of a Sanquhar pattern glove in black and cream 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.  The glove has the initials "JLH" knitted into the wristband.

Materials/Media:
wool
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0207.20
Digital Number:
DMTX044n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council