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Object ID # 1957.001.013
Object Name Bag, Pajama
Other Name Case, Nightgown
Title Nightgown Case c. 1870 - 1900
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Year Range from 1870
Year Range to 1900
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Nightgown case, 19th-c. Cream-coloured cotton fabric, that has tiny diamond waffled patterning in it that gives it a spongy texture. The fabric is sewn into an envelope-style container. The flap has no closure (just lays loosely). The flap is decorated with a fringe. The exterior of the case is also decorated with applied white soutache work. The reverse side has a design of three flowers in its center area. No maker's identification present on the piece.
Makers mark None
Provenance Previously owned by Kate Andrew (1872-1971), who was born at Owen Sound, Ontario.
Collection Textiles, Household Linens Collection
Material Cotton/Thread
Dimensions W-43 L-31 D-1.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Andrew, Kate
Function A textile container wherein a lady put her nightgown for storage. The nightgown case was usually kept on or near the bed. Modest Victorian ladies tended not to display their nightgowns if possible.