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Cream Nursing Shawl with fabulous fringe 10010

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£ 110.00

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A lovely oatmeal cream Welsh nursing shawl with the most  wonderful  fringe ( a must have if only  for its finge) Fine wool with quite a few well executed darns - please note  it is now very rare to find a fine woollen  shawl of this age with out any damage.

 

The big shawl was in demand for centuries in the steep sided valleys of Wales as a very practical way of carrying a baby, keeping mother warm and leaving both hands free. Prams certainly weren’t practical in such hilly areas (even if you could afford one) and so the siol magi had for centuries provided a solution to many of the problems of valley mothers ( and fathers )

Very early shawls were in plain colours with fine over check but towards the end of the 19th century   checks became more common.

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