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Royal Navy Wool Work Frigate

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Sailors woolworks are a well known art form from the hands of mariners adept with needle and thread. They needed to maintain their clothes and sails whilst at sea. With this skill, and often with time on their hands, they began to developed the art of making woolwork pictures, sewing wool to sailcloth, often depicting their ship at sea and sometimes recording farewells to love ones or an incidence at sea. Peculiar, although not exclusive to the British sailor, this pastime was to Jack Tar what scrimshaw had been to the whaler. 

Offered here is a small, well detailed, sailormade woolwork picture of a Royal Navy frigate.

English circa 1870. Likely to be within the original grained frame.

o.s:15.5 in x 11.5 in 



Item Code: 4856

£ 1250

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