Quilt No.378MR - Mary and Max Robertson

Mary and Max Robertson
Owner: 
Mary and Max Robertson
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Max Robertson
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Traditional Wagga rug made from 3 wheat bags joined along the long side by sewing with bag needle and twine. Machined twill cover was put on later in the 1960s. Originally no padding but now the bags are the padding. One of a pair(identical).
1790 x 1160mm
History: 

The original traditional Wagga rug was made by Max Robertson. Later it was covered with the patterned twill material by Mary Robertson. It is not used now but remains in the family, is valued and is stored in Coolamon NSW.

Story: 

Max and Mary liked camping with their 3 children and used the Wagga rugs on the camp stretchers in the tent.

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