Artwork : ArchiveNo00014

Beaded Butterfly c. 1920




Contributor Name Anonymous
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Location Drayton
Collection Date 26.10.06
Artefact Name Beaded Butterfly
Artefact Description Butterfly from the front of a black, velvet evening dress. Glass beads coloured white, pink and blue.
10cm x 18cm approx.
Good condition.
Artefact Date c. 1920
Artefact Stored Bedroom
Artefact Form 0014-malcolm.jpg
Artefact Image 0014_butterfly.jpg
Sample Taken Thread and tissue paper
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History of Artefact Possibly made in India. It came from an evening dress for Scottish country dancing at the Caledonian Society.
Historian Catherine Smith
Previous Owners Grandmother
Special Memories She lived in India and her grandfather was in the Indian army. Her father was born in India and came back to England to do an apprenticeship. 'My parents then moved back to India fro six years as a part of the immigration schemes.'
Artwork Image 0014-beaded_butterfly_dress.jpg

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