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Rabbit Skin Rug

  • Owner:
    Colleen and Bruce Wright
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  • Maker:
  • Pattern:
    Animal Skins
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 155
    Width: 130


Made in Tumbarumba NSW in the late 1940s for Dick Wenke, a skin buyer there. [Now] owned by Colleen and Bruce Wright. Dick Wenke had it made from specially selected skins.


Skin rug made from 50-60 rabbit skins in various colours, pieced in a diamond pattern. Dark diamond in centre, a diamond of dark honey colour, then a band of dark, another of dark honey, a band of grey, a band of honey, with corner triangles of grey. Rug is backed with blue felt and has a scalloped edge of blue felt. Hand sewn. Skins tanned with wattle bark tanning solution.
1550 x 1300mm

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