Quilt No.362BW - Bruce Wright

Bruce Wright
Owner: 
Bruce Wright
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Skin rug made from 50-60 rabbit skins in various colours, pieced in a diamond pattern. Dark diamond in centre, a diamond of dark honey colour, then a band of dark, another of dark honey, a band of grey, a band of honey, with corner triangles of grey. Rug is backed with blue felt, and has a scalloped edge of blue felt. Hand sewn. Skins tanned with wattle bark tanning solution. 1550 x 1300mm
History: 

Made in Tumbarumba (NSW) in the late 1940s for Dick Wenke, a skin buyer there. Owned by Colleen and Bruce Wright.

Story: 

Dick Wenke had it made from specially selected skins.

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