Two ladies black hats with feather decoration
Two ladies black satin hats with black ostrich feather decoration; one with a large feather, one with smaller feather.
Black feather boa
Ladies black ostrich-feather boa, with 30cm tassle at both ends.
Black dress from around the 1950s
Machine-sewen black knee-length dress with wrap-across top, self-fabric belt and shoulder pads. Embroidered with patches of brightly coloured flowers. Worn around the 1950s.
Brown and black beaded cape
Brown and black-embroidered ladies heavy cape with frill and beaded collar.
Long white nightdress
Full-length white cotton nightdress with broderie-Anglaise ruffle collar and cuffs, buttoned half-way down the front with a small ruffle. Worn by Felac (Flora) MacEachern (1874-1955), sister of John MacEachern, Cornaigbeg (Mairi Brady`s grandfather), in the 1950s, and also worn by Felac`s sister, Peggy (Margaret) MacEachern (1868-1963). Both women never married and lived at Creag Mhor, Cornaigbeg, all their lives.
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.
Pair of Dri-Pac boot driers
Pair of `Dri-Pac` linen sachets bound together with cotton tape for placing in boots to dry them out. Green text reads “Dri-Pac. Moisture absorbent. Overcomes the problems of foot moisture and condensation in all types of footwear”, with instructions on the back. Made by Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Liverpool. Donated by Fiona MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol.