Thursday 5 December 2019

Stitches in Time looking sublime

Brian McDonald

IT WAS the height of fashion in its day and needed neither horses nor a racetrack to be displayed in all its glory.

The traditional Aran Islands costume -- a shawl over pleated red skirt or petticoat -- is the centrepiece of a new exhibition at the arts centre on Inis Oirr, off the west coast.

While homespun fabric and homemade clothes were common in 19th-Century Ireland, the clothes were worn in a distinctive way on the Aran Islands.

The 'Stitches in Times' exhibition was created by Aras Eanna, in collaboration with the Comhra na nAosach island women's group.

Irish Independent

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