Saturday, April 10, 2010

Antique Linen, and Embroidery

A christening gown, perhaps worn by my grandmother, who was born in 1884 (not 1886 as the note suggests). If that is correct, it would have been worn by Annie Agnes Clearwater, born 10 December, 1884.

I also have a hand-embroidered night-gown, which may well have belonged to mother's mother also.

There is also an embroidered square of very fine fabric, perhaps silk. It was probably used as a scarf, and may have been brought home from Egypt by one of mother's uncles after service during World War I.

Finally, there is another scarf, this one even finer, without embellishment. It does have a delicate knotted fringe.