Quilt No.612PWH - The Pioneer Women's Hut

The Pioneer Women's Hut
Owner: 
The Pioneer Women's Hut
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Possum skin rug. Skins are recantular centre back pieces, approximately 230mm x 140mm. They are hand stitched together in 11 rows running the length of the rug. At one end, the last row of skins goes across the rug. The backing is stitched to the skins and is mainly grey woollen material with a green piece added at one end. There is a scalloped edge and dark blue rat tail braid on the back 60mm from the edge. 2025 x 1400mm
History: 

This possum skin rug was purchased by The Pioneer Women's Hut from Bruce Wright's shop 'Mountain Gum Antiques' in the Parade Tumbarumba in 1995. It is said to have come from the district and to have been in use since c.1940. The possum skin rug is displayed occasionally in the museum.

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