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Wedding veil worn by Emily Green on the occasion of her marriage to John Aitkens Manton, All Saints Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, 1865

Made in Ireland, 1865.
Wedding veil, tamboured machine made net, cotton, maker unknown, probably Ireland, c. 1865

A cream cotton rectangular wedding veil of tamboured machine-made net. It has a scalloped edge in a looping pattern intertwined with flowers and leaves. Adjacent to the loops is a dense vine motif of different types of flowers and leaves which encircles the veil. The pattern of the body of the veil consists of different intertwined bunches of flowers, sprigs, vines and leaves which become more sparse towards the centre.
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