Waistcoat; Dunlop, William; Wybrow, Catherine, nee Gutsell; 1912; WW.1975.308

Name/Title

Waistcoat

About this object

This waistcoat was worn by Mr A.F. Wybrow on his wedding day in 1912. Nicknamed 'Dick', he was a bushman who worked at a number of the sawmills in the district and is fondly remembered as a singer and a talented musician particularly on the violin.

The waistcoat was made by the Reverend William Dunlop, whose wife taught at Niagara school, but the beautiful French knot embroidery work was by his wife to be Catherine Wybrow (nee Gutsell). Catherine remarked many years later that all the days and hours she spent on embroidering the garment meant it really was a labour of love.

Maker

Wybrow, Catherine, nee Gutsell

Maker Role

Dressmaker

Maker

Dunlop, William

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

1912

Period

1910s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Niagara

Medium and Materials

organic, processed materials, animal, animal product, silk
organic, processed materials, animal, animal product, shell
inorganic, processed materials, metal

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in black ink on white label WW. 75.308 on reverse of waistband.

Measurements

h 550 mm x w 440 mm x d 15 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

clothing

Object number

WW.1975.308

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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