Horse blanket - ROM2008_9908_10

ROM2008_9908_10

Horse blanket

Medium:Wool and cotton point twill
Geography: Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada
Date: dated 1844
Dimensions:
211 x 182 cm
Object number: 970.118.8
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Burnham
Not on view
DescriptionAmong German-speaking settlers in the Waterloo area, complex weave blankets were popular and were exhibited with pride when taking the horse and carriage out in winter. Woven on a multiple shaft loom, such covers provided warmth and protection for the animal while waiting at church or in town. The owner’s initials ("E.M.") and the date are cross-stitched along the top edge.
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