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Object ID # 1959.075.001
Object Name Tablecloth
Title Inca Mummies Pattern Woolen Tablecloth
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date pre-1913
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1913
Artist Elizabeth Wakefield, (neé Johnston), 1865-1964)
Made Wakefield, Elizabeth
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.
Provenance 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
Material Wool/Embroidery Thread/Dye
Dimensions W-133 L-170 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Wakefield, Rev. W. G.
Wakefield, Elizabeth
Subjects Embroidery