Register No.832NTC
OwnerMr K Green
Location TAS
MakerMary Price
Origin AUSTRALIA TAS
Pattern Patchwork Crazy Embroidered
Date1891
Dimensions (H x W in cm)175 x 110

History

The label reads: "Crazy Patchwork, Counterpane, made by Mary Price, aged 14". It won a 'Special First Award' at the exhibition held at the Albert Hall Tasmania in 1892. Kindly loaned by Mr K Green, grandson.

Description

Crazy patchwork quilt made from silk, cotton and velvet in pastels and rich dark colours with a wide border of dark burgundy silk velvet. Decorative embroidery stitches including straight, herringbone and feather edge each piece. Most pieces have embroidered motifs including crown, flowers, horseshoe and Australian motifs of wattle and emu. Date '1891' worked in cross stitch on one piece. The padding is wool and the backing dark red satin and these are joined by diagonal machine stitching in yellow thread.
1750 x 1100 mm

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