Quilt No.893NMA - National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia
Owner: 
National Museum of Australia
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA TAS
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Platypus skin rug. Skins are joined in 7 rows with the larger skins on the outside and the smaller ones in the centre. Skins are rich dark brown with yellow/cream sides (the belly fur). The backing is dark brown felt extending beyond the fur and with a stamped scalloped edge. 1720 x 1490mm
History: 

The rug was made in Tasmania in the 1890s. It is now in the collection of the National Museum of Australia.

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