#781 Thailand Country Trim

Acquired 2017

I chose an eight-piece set from Rev. Charles Hull's “close out” collection. I met him at the Bethlehem, PA, Nativity Convention. It is a soft, colorful, velvet rural set from India. It is handmade by rural women through a self- help cottage industry. It is 65% tetron and 35% cotton but has the feel of a smooth velvet. The included paperwork indicates Rev. Hull bought it in 1997. The original price was $25 but it was marked down to $10.95. His receipt indicates he paid $10.95 from a Mennonite Information Center. His “close out” price to me was $35. October 2017.