OwnerColleen and Bruce Wright
Location NSW
MakerUnknown
Origin new-south-wales
Pattern Animal Skins Pieced
Date1940-1949
Dimensions (H x W in cm)155 x 130

History

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.

Description

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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