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Welsh Nursing Shawl in Pale Fawn with Blue SH27041

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£ 95.00

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Traditional Welsh Nursing Shawl  

The very early Nursing shawls were often in plain colours but towards the end of the nineteenth century simple plaids became more fashionable , usually simple cream or fawn with a little addition of colour .

The original nursing shawl used by both men and women was intended to wrap baby close keeping hands free  to work or carry shopping . More affordable than a pram and certainly easier to manage in the steep sided Welsh valleys .

There are very few nursing shawls remaining that are in excellent condition. They were very fine ply and started life by being pressed under hot coals to create a smooth  finish against the skin . They were then very well used often by generations of families ,and because of the nature of that use well washed too !

This shawl whilst sill very usable has seen life - it has darns and some small damage .

It is however perfect to drape or throw - a of lovely historic  Welsh textile 

Specifications

1890-1900
Teifi Valley
225 x 225
88 x 88 inches
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