Quilt No.816TMAG - Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Owner: 
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Location: 
TAS
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA TAS
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Rug made from 54 Platypus skins; 6 rows of 9 rectangular pelts, brown with creamy yellow edges, machined together. The backing is red felt or baize and extends beyond the top with a punched scalloped border. The backing is hand stitched to the top and has a centre motif of a flower outlined in black braid within a large black rectangle. 1890 x 1635mm
History: 

The rug is thought to date to 1900 and was owned by Mr. George Edward Brown of Gilford Junction and Warden of Warratah. It may have belonged to his grandfather. It was presented to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 1998 by Mr. Lancelot Parry Brown

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