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small jacket with embroidered coloured flowers and leaves along the front opening and edges of the sleeves
Shadow Work Baby's Jacket

TITLE: Shadow Work Baby's Jacket

SIZE: Infant Size

Accession Number: EAC-2017-3

  • an off white baby’s jacket, shadow work floral design worked on a fine cotton (?)
  • there are only side seams (none at the shoulder)
  • open front and a white satin ribbon closure at the neck
  • 2 cm lace around sleeves, hem, neckline and front opening
  • very fine and tiny stitching – backstitch and satin stitch
  • floral design around arms, down the front and around the hem
MATERIALS: cotton ground

HISTORY: donated by Murray and Carole Sang from Brandon, Manitoba through the contact of Carol English

“This beautiful jacket is a sample of shadow embroidery. It was given to our daughter, Cheryl, as a baby gift from friends who were living in India at the time. She wore it on her Christening at Knox United Church, Brandon, Manitoba on June 15, 1975.” – Carole Sang

CONDITION: excellent

TREATMENT: store in acid free conditions


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