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2007/202/1 Jumper, 'Koala', wool, designed by Jenny Kee, Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia, 1980, made by Anne Jones, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2007. Click to enlarge.

‘Koala’ jumper by Jenny Kee

Made by Jones, Anne in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2007.

When Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, Kim Wran, the daughter of New South Wales Premier Neville Wran, presented the couple with a pair of koala and kangaroo motif jumpers designed by Jenny Kee. At the time more than 6000 official and unofficial gifts poured into the couple from all over the world, many of them, like this jumper, reflecting national identity.

A year after the wedding Diana, Princess of Wales was photographed wearing the koala jumper at a polo match. The image o...

Summary

Object No.

2007/202/1

Object Statement

Jumper, 'Koala', wool, designed by Jenny Kee, Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia, 1980, made by Anne Jones, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2007

Physical Description

A long sleeved, hand knitted navy woollen jumper with a high, round neckline. The front of the jumper features a design of koala clinging to the trunk of a tree surrounded by abstract wattle motifs. The back features a tree trunk, gum leaves, abstract wattle motifs and a map of Australia. The koala and map of Australia are worked in white with a red outline, the tree trunk and leaves in green, and the wattle in yellow.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Width

400 mm

History

Notes

This jumper was purchased from Flamingo Park in 2007.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2007

Acquisition Date

7 December 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Koala' jumper by Jenny Kee 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 October 2019, <https://ma.as/377626>

Wikipedia

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