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Object ID # 2009.081.003
Object Name Bow, Clothing
Other Name Ornament, Dress
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Credit line Donated by Nell Byers & Marion Litt
Date 20th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Decorative beaded applique. It has a somewhat butterfly-shaped upper area, with smoky, clear beige beads and pearl beads around a faceted clear-coloured brilliant in the center. There are two long fringe pieces. Each one starts with seed beads, then larger pearl beads, and ends in a six-string beaded fringe. There is not much surface area, so the item's catalogue number is on a jeweller's tag.
Provenance Maker unknown. Dates to the 20th-century. This item belonged to two sisters, Nell Byers (b. March 15, 1920), and Marion Litt (b. 1924). The Byers family farmed in Normanby Township, Grey County. Their parents were Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Byers.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Glass
Dimensions W-4.5 L-13.5 D-0.6 cm
Found Normanby Township (formerly), Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
Function Embellishing a female garment.