Tea Cosy

tea cosy

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Type: For the Household
Object Name: Tea Cosy
Place Made: North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario
Period: Mid 20th century
Date: 1933
Dimensions: L 30 cm x W 37 cm x H 10 cm
Materials: Silk
Techniques: Satin; hand-sewn; embroidered
ID Number: T93.0144
Credit: Gift of Joan Forsey

Gladys and Clayton Forsey were given this tea cozy as a wedding present in September, 1933. It is made with two shades of silk satin, carefully hand sewn and embroidered with oranges and orange blossoms in satin stitch and generously padded, probably with kapok fibre harvested from a tropical rainforest tree called the Kapok or silk-cotton tree.

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