Brander Museum, The Square
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Julia Douglas is an Edinburgh-based textile artist interested in domesticity. In 1999, Douglas spent time looking at Huntly's historic and contemporary connection to textiles.
These gloves, constructed from metal snap fasteners, are a response to the theatrical activities of George MacDonald, the 19th century writer from Huntly, who staged productions of Pilgrims Progress and Richard the Lionheart; the costumes and artefacts of which are also on display. The allusion to prayer links with MacDonald’s Christianity and interest in medieval chivalry. The work formed part of the artists’ project Threadbare that looked at the bygone textile industry of the town.