Object details

Fabric fragment; CG12.b
Fabric fragment
About this object
This fragment was one of three small pieces of patterned fabric found in the second cache at Lawshall. It is woven cotton, with an integral brown, white, pink and yellow stripe design. Two additional wefts of white cotton, woven into each brown stripe create the effect of a double line of embroidered running stitch. The fragment has been roughly cut from a larger piece. The fragment is covered in particulate dirt, which is likely to have built up during its concealment. ----- This Cache represents the second group of concealed artefacts that Mr and Mrs Harber found at their property in Lawshall, Suffolk. The house was originally a farm dwelling and is thought to date from between 1520 and 1550. Paula Harber discovered the cache in 2001, when cleaning out dust and dirt from the side of the ground floor chimney stack, on the north side of the building. Over a period of three hours she discovered ten objects; six fragments of fabric, a row of pewter buttons on a coat edge, a leather shoe, part of a wooden patten and a piece of moulded oak timber beading. The objects from the two caches found in the Harber's home are kept together in a box. The Harbers run courses on the care and repair of timber-framed buildings from their home and use the two caches to demonstrate the type of object people may find concealed in buildings. For more information about the courses run by the Harbers send an e-mail to: [email protected]
Medium and materials
cotton (textile)
Lawshall Cache 2
Object Type
Concealed Garments
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