Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWH
Register No.318JT
OwnerJulie Treacy
Location QLD
MakerStan Treacy
Origin AUSTRALIA QLD
Pattern Animal Skins Pieced
Datepre 1960
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

This is a historical record and cannot be modified.