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Object ID # 1971.013.020
Object Name Bag, Pajama
Other Name Case, Nightgown
Title Nightgown Case
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Fringed nightgown case with flap and braidwork decoration. The flap is at the top of the bag. The fringe is present on the flap edge, as well as at the perimeter of the bag. Braidwork is also known as "soutache" work.
Provenance Original provenance unknown. Last owned by Marjorie Spragge of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Textiles, Household Linens Collection
Material Cotton/Thread
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function A decorative textile case, kept in the bedroom, often on a made-up bed, in order to hold personal items, such as one's folded nightgown. A Victorian lady did not leave her night attire out in the open where visitors might see it.