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Mourning handkerchief

Period:
19th Century
Description:
Delicate white silk handkerchief with a wide black lace border, used by a lady during a period of mourning.  As a woman entered her second stage of mourning, so the black border would decrease in width.
Materials/Media:
lace, silk
Dimensions:
330mm x 310mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.138
Digital Number:
SRTX013a, SRTX013b
Creation Date:
1899
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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