Suit of tweed from Cairnmill, Penpont

During the nineteenth century underclothing and simple garments were generally made at home.  New suits or gowns were acquired only  occasionally, and were usually professionally made.   Cairnmill, on the banks of the Scaur Water on the estate of Capenoch employed only a handful of people and specialised in tweed and coarse woollen fabrics for rugs and table covers.   This suit is rust in colour and was possibly worn for walking or shooting.
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(jacket) length 570mm, (skirt) 970mm
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