Quilt No.295NPW - National Parks & Wildlife Service of SA

National Parks & Wildlife Service of SA
Owner: 
National Parks & Wildlife Service of SA
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Elsey Rowbotham
Made in
ENGLAND?
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Patchwork quilt of hexagon patches (3.5cm sides approx), handsewn, in cotton fabrics in sprig prints, stripes, checks, florals and plains. Colours are pre-aniline dyes, in lavender, green, red, beige and purple. Centre of quilt is pastel colours with a central patch embroidered in red: 'Elsey Rowbotham her work May 1 1869'. Quilt has a wide border of squares and triangles.Padding is thin cotton. Backing is off white calico. Quilted in parallel lines.
2693 x 2490mm
History: 

Made in 1869 by Elsey Rowbotham. Probably made in England. Purchased by previous owner Bonnie Johnsen from Lawson's Auction through a dealer. Owned by the National Parks & Wildlife Service of SA, Old Government House, Belair National Park.

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