|Type:||For the Household|
|Object Name:||Tea Cosy|
|Place Made:||North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario|
|Period:||Mid 20th century|
|Dimensions:||L 30 cm x W 37 cm x H 10 cm|
|Techniques:||Satin; hand-sewn; embroidered|
|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.