Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is OPEN Tue-Sat 10am - 4:30pm! Please note masks are mandatory to visit the museum. Book your visit here. Check out our Blog for art activities and up to date news!
4525-47a Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6
By: MAG Staff
Today's Work of the Week is:
This shawl was originally worn by Mary Ann Van Dyke (nee Donovan), who brought it with her to Canada from Ireland. This shawl is a good example of the type of shawl worn by countrywomen of the British Isles, based on traditions much older than the fashion of ‘Kashmir shawls’. They were hand woven for centuries, but made commercially in the later 19th century.