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91/1230 Milk jug cover, machine-made, kangaroo motif, cotton, made in Australia, 1920-1940. Click to enlarge.

Milk jug cover with kangaroo design

Made
Examples of embroidered and crocheted pieces could be found in most Australian homes in the late 1800s to mid 1900s. Beaded covers such as this one were used to protect milk, sugar and other foods from flies and insects, which proved particularly troublesome in Australia particularly in the days before household refrigerators. The beads served not only as a decorative item, but for weighting the cover so that it would not fall off the jug. The fly problem diiminished when cars replaced …

Summary

Object No.

91/1230

Object Statement

Milk jug cover, machine-made, kangaroo motif, cotton, made in Australia, 1920-1940

Physical Description

Milk jug cover, machine-made, kangaroo motif, cotton, Australia, 1920-1940

Small square fine machine lace jug cover with kangaroo with joey in pouch, and vegetation. Plain crochet edge, with loops containing single white round beads.

Dimensions

Height

155 mm

Width

145 mm

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr Ian Rumsey, 1991

Acquisition Date

29 October 1991

Cite this Object

Harvard

Milk jug cover with kangaroo design 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 August 2021, <https://ma.as/112128>

Wikipedia

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