OwnerGwenneth Miller
Location VIC
MakerElizabeth Hercus
Origin victoria
Pattern Animal Skins Pieced
Date1940-1949
Dimensions (H x W in cm)148 x 118

History

Mrs Elizabeth Hercus made the rug in 1947. After her death her sister, Mrs Bell Broad had the rug and it is now held by Mrs Broad's daughter Mrs Gwenneth Miller. It is not used. Elizabeth Hercus was a farmer's wife in the Yarrawalla district west of Pyramid Hill Victoria. She trapped the rabbits, cleaned and dried the skins and stitched them together.

Description

Rabbit skin rug hand stitched. Originally had no backing but a fawn felt backing has been added.
1480 x 1180mm

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