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Mauchline Ware are wooden trinkets or souvenirs which are adorned with transfers of places or people. The name comes from the Town in Scotland from which the technique originated. Many of these items state that they are ‘made from the wood from Flodden field’ and depict places which are significant to the battle such as Twizel Bridge (a Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum site).
Coldstream Museum are hosting a Mauchline Ware exhibition from 11th May to 7th July 2013. The exhibition, entitled ‘Fit for a Queen: Flodden Field woodwork,’ is a reference to a book presented to Queen Victoria in 1867. The book was made by Messrs A & R Robb of Coldstream, and was bound in boards from Flodden field wood. The wood itself is covered in transfers depicting sites specific to the battle and it also contains the story of ‘Marmion’, Sir Walter Scotts’s tale of Flodden.
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