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Old Welsh Nursing Shawl NS14

A fine example of an old nursing shawl with hand twisted tassels on all four sides

With a cream ground and baby blue, donkey grey and claret overcheck

The nursing shawls were originally used to ‘cwtch’ or carry a baby. The shawl which was square in shape and usually fringed with hand twisted tassels, was folded into a triangle and draped over the shoulders and around the baby, the right side was then taken under the arm and brought up around the baby, keeping the child safely in place and leaving the mother’s hands free to work. These nursing shawls are becoming increasingly rare to find

178 cm x 178 cm

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