Unknown
Housewife
1850 (circa)

Housewife
Date 1850 (circa)
Collection Burton Collection
Classification Object
Medium Housewife
Accession Number LDORL : 02349L

Housewife probably handmade of waxed linen containing needles, pins, buttons, threads, hooks and eyes from 1850 circa. The whole rolls up into a convenient size for transportation and was used by Sir Richard Burton on his pilgrimage to Mecca.