Aprons….A Brief History

I went to a honey farm recently and they had a small book on the history of the apron that i should have bought but didn’t and now here i am wondering what that history is.. From what i discovered from various sources was that the principal use for an apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. My grandmother still wear’s one today and i have worn one on occasion but not often.

We all remember old movies were the mother collected eggs from the chicken coop and popped them in a scooped up Apron, i remember my grandmother putting her pegs in the front pocket when she went to hang clothes outside on a spring day, or using it to wipe food off one of her grandchildrens face.

Now that i think of it Aprons bring a feeling of comfort, memories of a mother or grandmother tending to her family in various way’s and her Apron being an extension of her, a place to put utensils whilst cooking and tending to homework and chores.

It will be a long time before someone finds something that will replace that old-time apron that served so many purposes and for some reason seemed to hold a family together.


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