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91/1260 Placemat, koala motif, embroidered linen / cotton, maker unknown, Australia, 1920-1940. Click to enlarge.

Embroidered placemat with koala motif

Made
Placemat, koala motif, embroidered linen / cotton, maker unknown, Australia, 1920-1940

Hand embroidered white linen and cotton placemat with scalloped edges. Two koala motifs perched on flowering gum trees in red, green, brown, yellow and black thread have been worked into opposite corners using stem and satin stitches. A narrow brown stem stitch border repeats the shape of the mat. A ecru linen crocheted scalloped border has been added to the edges.

Summary

Object No.

91/1260

Object Statement

Placemat, koala motif, embroidered linen / cotton, maker unknown, Australia, 1920-1940

Physical Description

Placemat, koala motif, embroidered linen / cotton, maker unknown, Australia, 1920-1940

Hand embroidered white linen and cotton placemat with scalloped edges. Two koala motifs perched on flowering gum trees in red, green, brown, yellow and black thread have been worked into opposite corners using stem and satin stitches. A narrow brown stem stitch border repeats the shape of the mat. A ecru linen crocheted scalloped border has been added to the edges.

Dimensions

Width

485 mm

Depth

330 mm

Production

Made

History

Notes

Used in a variety of domestic contexts. From a larger collection accumulated over several years by the donor, Ian Ramsay.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Ian Rumsey under the Tax Incentive for the Arts Scheme, 1991

Acquisition Date

28 October 1991

Cite this Object

Harvard

Embroidered placemat with koala motif 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 January 2022, <https://ma.as/112186>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/112186 |title=Embroidered placemat with koala motif |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 January 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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