|Object ID #||1959.075.001|
|Title||Inca Mummies Pattern Woolen Tablecloth|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Year Range from||1900|
|Year Range to||1913|
|Artist||Elizabeth Wakefield, (neé Johnston), 1865-1964)|
|Place of Origin||England, United Kingdom|
|Description||Woven woolen, khaki-coloured tablecloth with "Inca Mummies" design. There are embroidered animal figures around the perimeter of the cloth. One edge has a sequence of monkey/ rabbit/ cat/ cat/ rabbit. The second edge has a sequence of monkey/ rabbit/ cat/ cat/ monkey/ rabbit. The third edge has monkey/rabbit/ cat/ monkey/ rabbit, and the fourth edge has monkey/ rabbit/ monkey/ cat/ cat/ monkey/ rabbit. There are lilac-coloured bars between the figures, which are embroidered in purple, brown, orange, yellow and white. There is a triple border around the outside of the figures. The inner section is gold, the middle is purple and the outer area is green. The design on this tablecloth was originally from the "Inca Mummies" shown in a London, England museum.|
The design was taken from the Inca Mummies in London, England's Museum. Elizabeth Wakefield (neé Johnston) made it before she married and brought it with her from England to Canada in 1913.
Elizabeth Johnston was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon on Sept. 26, 1865 and died on June 24, 1964. Her future husband, Rev. W. G. Wakefield, came to Canada in 1906 and attended Wycliffe College, completing his course at St. John's College, Winnipeg, where he was ordained. He was stationed at Holland Centre, Ontario for a short time, and upon Elizabeth's arrival in Canada in 1913, they were married at Montreal. His parish was at Lake Windermere. His last appointment was at Holland Centre, and after his retirement, the Wakefields spent their winters in Owen Sound. Mr. Wakefield died in January, 1959.
|Collection||Textiles, Household Linens Collection|
|Dimensions||W-133 L-170 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Wakefield, Rev. W. G.