Quilt No.749VM - Valda Mentjox

Valda Mentjox
Owner: 
Valda Mentjox
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Keith Hodder
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Rug made from 12 large kangaroo skins. There are 4 'reds' ,one in each corner and the rest are 'greys'. The backing is green felt with the traditional scalloped edge extending beyond the fur. There is also black rat tail braid outlining the actual rug on the backing. 1850 x 1520mm
History: 

The kangaroos were shot in the late fifties on 'McCoys Well' station east of the Flinders Ranges where kangaroos were in plague proportions. The rug was made by Keith Hodder in the Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide, for Glad and 'Took' Gardner of Meningie, South Australia. It is now owned by their daughter. It is still used.

Story: 

Keith Hodder was a well known Adelaide furrier who, along with many others, closed the business sometime in the seventies.

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