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Object ID # 1959.036.006
Object Name Doily
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date Early 20th-century?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Ireland, United Kingdom?
Description This small doily is embroidered in green on net. It is round, with the netting in the center, while the edge is embroidered. The center is a light beige-coloured lace netting of squares and diamonds. The border is made of twelve shamrocks, which are embroidered in green thread on a cotton or linen background (likely linen as Irish linen was often used for linens). The thread used is in various shades of green.
Provenance The precise age of this doily is not known, but it is likely an early 20th-century item? The shamrock and green embroidery suggest that it might have been made in Ireland? Or made by someone who had Irish heritage?

Previsously owned by Mrs. Ethel Greig, who was a member of the Owen Sound Women's Institute. We are not sure if the neckpiece had belonged to someone in her family, or if she donated it on behalf of the W. I. group, which assisted the museum project.
Collection Textiles, Household Linens Collection
Material Netting/Thread, Embroidery/Thread
Dimensions Dia-17.5 inches
Found Owen Sound, Grey County