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Rabbit Skin Rug

  • Owner:
    Gwenneth Miller
  • Location:
  • Maker:
    Elizabeth Hercus
  • Pattern:
    Animal Skins
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 148
    Width: 118


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.


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

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