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    Northern Ireland arpillera: Alexander Mc Neill. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
    Northern Ireland arpillera: Alexander Mc Neill. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)

     

    Title of Textile:Alexander Mc Neill
    Maker: Nora Glanville, Carnlough group
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2013
    Size (cm): 30cm x 50cm
    Materials: A mixture of natural and man made fabrics on a natural fabric backing
    Type of Textile: Arpillera
    Description:

    In this arpillera, Nora recalls the story of Alexander McNeill, a 45 year old worker at Carnlough South limestone quarries in the 1890s, a major source of employment in the area at that time. Historical sources reveal that Alexander fell into the scorching lime kiln, and was burned to death on February 20th, 1895.

    Owner: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Collection
    Location: Coleraine Museum, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Deborah Stockdale



    Textile exhibited at: Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 2, 13/04/2013 - 29/06/2013
    Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles exhibition II, 6/12/2013 - 22/02/2014



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