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Object ID # 1969.008.001
Object Name Cape
Title Baby's Ecru-Coloured Cape
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Embroidered baby's cape made of ecru cotton. All edges are scalloped and edged with gold embroidery. Gathered hood is lined with shiny fabric and decorated with wavy gold embroidery. Cape proper is quilted in a diamond pattern. Machine stitched. There is a scalloped perimeter.
The donor said that it is made of nun veiling fabric, also called viyella??
Provenance Original provenance unknown. Formerly belonged to Mrs. J. G. Parsons of Goderich, Ontario and then to Mrs. W. P. Telford, her grand-daughter.

Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Baby Unisex/Unknown
Material Cotton/Embroidery Thread/Satin
Dimensions H-82 W-106.5 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Telford, William Pattison