Quilt No.577BJ - Betty Johnson

Owner: 
Betty Johnson
Location: 
NSW Riverina
Maker
Maker: 
Mr Schultz
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
This rug is made from brown kangaroo skins. 10 whole backs and 4 half backs stitched in a diamond pattern with 4 whole skins in the centre. Machine construction. The backing is red baize with 40mm scalloped edge showing. 1740 x 1270mm
History: 

The rug is owned by Kenneth Johnson and the skins were tanned and the rug made by Mr. Schultz at the Schultz Tannery in Wagga Wagga c.1965.
Jarvie McNickle and Russell (brother of Kenneth) shot the kangaroos at Hillston NSW.
Kenneth's grandmother, Mrs. Celia McNickle, gave the rug to him when he was 16, about 1965. Kenneth used it on his bed in Blamey Street, Wagga, took it to America and later to England. His mother, Betty Johnson, brought it back to her home in Wagga Wagga In 1999. It is not used now.

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