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  • Gown, c1850s, from Llaneilian Anglesey

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The traditional home spun material for this gown would have been woven locally, possibly at Pandy Parc Llandyfrydog. It makes an interesting use of the ‘monks belt’ pattern. It was often incorporated into various women’s items of clothing during the mid-19th century in North Wales.
The inside of the gown has been lined with cotton, and is hand stitched.
It was owned by Ann Owen from Llaneilian, and it is believed that this was originally a wedding gown.
This gown was donated to Oriel Ynys Môn's museum collection in 2010 by Mair Morris, one of Ann Owen's descendants.

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