Quilt No.857AG - Annette Gero

Annette Gero
Owner: 
Annette Gero
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
This domestic Wagga is two layers of woollen army blankets with the top layer in rectangles joined in rows. The backing is hessian bags that originally contained meat meal.
11650 x 1130mm
History: 

The maker was the wife of a butcher in Barraba NSW c.1914. It was made early in their married life. It is now in the collection of Annette Gero.

Story: 

"Waggas like this are typical of the bed coverings made during the 1st World War or during the Depression��..Note the backing fabric which consists of hessian bags in which sausage meal was purchased. The bags are printed with the label: 'RYBIX' SAUSAGEMEAL SOLE DISTRIBUTORS HARRY LESNIE PTY LIMITED. 47-49 MURRAY ST, PYRMONT. 100LB NETT WEIGHT WHEN PACKED." [Annette Gero]

The butcher's shop showing the husband of the maker & their daughter
The butcher's shop showing the husband of the maker & their daughter

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