Folk legend Norman Kennedy visited Aberdeen Gallery to present a hand-woven suit to curators.
The suit is a historical monument of Scotland’s weaving heritage.
Norman is an expert spinner and weaver, and has been practising this rare craft for more than 30 years. The suit was hand-woven by Norman in preparation for his move to the United States.
He has only worn it twice, as they weight of the thick green tweed proved to be more suited to a Scottish climate that than of New England in July.
Norman first proudly wore his hand-crafted fabric when he was invited to sing in the US in 1965, and its second outing was for meeting Maria Von Trapp in the mountains of Vermont, where she fed him fried chicken and apple strudel.
Receiving the suit on behalf of Aberdeen Art Gallery, Assistant Keeper Victoria Ward said she was delighted to accept this unique representation of weaving in North-east Scotland.
By making this generous donation to Aberdeen City’s costume collection, Norman is playing an important role in preserving traditional skills for future generations, she said.
Folk legend presents hand-woven suit to Aberdeen Art Gallery — Aberdeen City Council