Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWHPioneer Women's Hut Heritage Quilt Collection
Register No.612PWH
OwnerThe Pioneer Women's Hut
Location Tumbarumba NSW Australia
MakerUnknown
Origin NSW Australia
Pattern Animal Skins Pieced
Datec. 1940
Dimensions (H x W in cm)203 x 140

History

This possum skin rug was purchased by The Pioneer Women's Hut from Bruce Wright's shop 'Mountain Gum Antiques' in The Parade Tumbarumba in 1995. It is said to have come from the district and to have been in use since c. 1940. The possum skin rug is displayed occasionally in the museum.

Description

Possum skin rug. Skins are recantular centre back pieces, approximately 230mm x 140mm. They are hand stitched together in eleven rows running the length of the rug. At one end, the last row of skins goes across the rug. The backing is stitched to the skins and is mainly grey woollen material with a green piece added at one end. There is a scalloped edge and dark blue rat tail braid on the back 60mm from the edge.

2025 x 1400 mm

This is a historical record and cannot be modified.