Quilt No.814QVM - Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Owner: 
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Location: 
TAS
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA TAS
Date: 
Unknown
Description: 
Platypus skin rug, 63 pelts in 7 rows by 9. Skins are small, rectangular and worn down. The colour is greyish brown with a darker centre. The skins are machine stitched then the rug is hand sewn to dark brown felt which extends to form a wide border and this has 3 rows of machine stitching. 1780 x 1425mm
History: 

Unknown. Acquired by the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in 1997.

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