Quilt No.836AG - Annette Gero

Owner: 
Annette Gero
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Zumma Carraro et al
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
The top of this quilt is made from men's suiting samples and the backing is cream cotton. It is machine stitched. There is no padding and no quilting.
2160 x 1550mm
History: 

This is one of 4 quilts made by Zumma Carraro and her mother Emma and sister Nara c.1935. It is now in the collection of Annette Gero.

Story: 

"This is one of 4 waggas made by an Italian family after their arrival in Sydney, 1926. They settled in Marsville (NSW), grew fruit and ran a chicken farm. The sample suiting fabrics used to make the 4 waggas were obtained from Italian tailors who had a shop in Bligh Street Sydney�.." [Annette Gero]

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