Black bodice blouse
Black silk beaded and boned bodice blouse with lace collar and cuffs. For a small woman. Purpose made pale cotton/linen pouch sewn into the left armpit containing hard round lump of brown substance. This is probably a herbal remedy, possibly a wad of thrift roots which were used to treat `Barr a’ chinn` a condition usually in children in which they go listless after a fright/shock. Blouse belonged to Mary MacLean, Kenovay (Mairi Brady`s maternal grandmother) and worn around 1910.