Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWH
OwnerJulie Treacy
Location QLD
MakerStan Treacy
Origin queensland
Pattern Animal Skins Pieced
Date1950-1959
Dimensions (H x W in cm)214 x 206

History

Made before 1960 by Stan Treacy (1916-1988), a shearer in the Roma and Charleville area of Queensland. Owned by Stan, now owned by Julie and Pat Treacy. Known as 'Poppy's rug'. Kangaroos were shot in winter between shearing commitments. Stan made only two kangaroo rugs; he enjoyed making leather belts etc.

Description

Animal skin rug made from rough rectangles of kangaroo skins, hand sewn together with leather thonging. Backing is woollen blankets.
2135 x 2057mm

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