Mason’s Apron

 Mason’s Apron

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Whilst looking through the Cathedral Archives, I was touched by the way documents gave clues to the lives of  people who had worked in and for the Cathedral. The handwriting, the signatures, the accounting records, the contracts- leaving traces of the working people who inhabited and interacted with the cathedral.

The stone masons of old wore aprons with a triangle of cloth that buttoned to their shirts. This triangle, folded down at the waist is worn by masonic societies today.

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Ricki Outis

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