Register No.749VM
OwnerValda Mentjox
Location NSW
MakerKeith Hodder
Origin AUSTRALIA SA
Pattern Animal Skins Pieced
DateUnknown Date
Dimensions (H x W in cm)185 x 152

History

The kangaroos were shot in the late fifties on 'McCoys Well' station east of the Flinders Ranges South Australia where kangaroos were in plague proportions. The rug was made by Keith Hodder in the Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide, for Glad and 'Took' Gardner of Meningie, South Australia. It is now owned by their daughter. It is still used. Keith Hodder was a well known Adelaide furrier who, along with many others, closed the business sometime in the seventies.

Description

Rug made from twelve large kangaroo skins. There are four 'reds', one in each corner and the rest are 'greys'. The backing is green felt with the traditional scalloped edge extending beyond the fur. There is also black rat tail braid outlining the actual rug on the backing.
1850 x 1520mm

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