Milk jug cover, cotton net / glass beads, made in [Victoria], Australia, 1900-1940

Made in Australia, Oceania, 1900-1940.

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 horsedraw...

Summary

Object No.

85/2122

Physical Description

milk jug cover, cotton net/glass beads, [Victoria], Australia, 1900-1940

Two squares of fine mesh sewn together, possibly mosquito netting with hand made crochet edge of open crochet chains, and dark blue beads on larger loops around edge. Some breaks in net. Cream in colour

Dimensions

Height

210 mm

Width

210 mm

Production

Made

1900-1940

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1985

Acquisition Date

1 January, 1970

Cite this Object

Harvard

Milk jug cover, cotton net / glass beads, made in [Victoria], Australia, 1900-1940 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 January 2018, <https://ma.as/38117>

Wikipedia

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