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Album of Doilies

late 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Album containing doilys made in Barbados and Jamaica from pressed ferns and bark. The cardboard cover decorated and tied with pink ribbon. With a descriptive note.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
pressed bark and ferns
Brief Description
Unknown. Album containing doileys made in Barbados and Jamaica from pressed tree-bark and ferns. Late 19th century.
Physical Description
Album containing doilys made in Barbados and Jamaica from pressed ferns and bark. The cardboard cover decorated and tied with pink ribbon. With a descriptive note.
Dimensions
  • Height: 18.73cm
  • Width: 18.73cm
Taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO 1963
Marks and Inscriptions
The Doyleys are made of the bark of the Lagetta - Lintearia tree, growing in Jamaica. The borders are cut out of the Spatha, the sheath of the fruit of the Mountain-Cabbage palm. The ferns are collected from different parts of Jamaica. The Doyleys are sold for the benefit of the Orphanage for Girls, at Halfway Tree, Jamaica. (With descriptive note)
Credit line
Given by Mrs. B. L. P. Callard
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963
Collection
Accession Number
E.742-1955

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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