Quilt No.442GM - Gwenneth Miller

Gwenneth Miller
Owner: 
Gwenneth Miller
Location: 
VIC Northern
Maker
Maker: 
Elizabeth Hercus
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Rabbit skin rug hand stitched. Originally had no backing but a fawn felt backing has been added. 1480 x 1180mm
History: 

Mrs Elizabeth Hercus made the rug in 1947. After her death her sister, Mrs. Bell Broad had the rug and it is now held by Mrs. Broad's daughter Mrs. Gwenneth Miller. It is not used.

Story: 

Elizabeth Hercus was a farmer's wife in the Yarrawalla district west of Pyramid Hill. She trapped the rabbits, cleaned and dried the skins and stitched them together.

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