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Ladies embroidered apron

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This apron is typical of the style of the 1880s.  Aprons by this time were more functional unlike earlier fashions where they were worn as additional decoration to the indoor dress.

 

The apron is made of black cotton, embroidered with highly coloured threads to a pattern of strawberries, leaves and flowers, a design pre-printed onto the apron.  Machine made black lace is used as trim and the bib sports a further decoration of black cotton pleat.

Place of Production:
Wigtownshire
Materials/Media:
cotton, lace
Dimensions:
L:660mm; W:520mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.79
Digital Number:
SRCL016a, SRCL016b
Creation Date:
1880s
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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