Explore the CollectionSignature Cloth

77cm x 51cm
Place of Origin
South Australia
Historical Period/Date
19th Century (1870-1899 Late)/1899
Registration Number
Drawn Thread Work,Stem Stitch,Surface Stitchery,
Commemorative Objects,Household Textiles,Signature Cloths,Tray Cloths,

Physical Description

An autographed tray cloth on white plain-weave linen ground. There is a border of drawn thread work inside the hem. Motifs on two diagonally opposite corners depict a scene showing kangaroo and yaccas encircled with wattle blossom and Sturt peas. The central pattern is filled with embroidered autographs and the date1899. The corner motifs suggest that the mat is of South Australian origin and the date and some signatures suggest that there may have been a connection with the Boer War.

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