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Book - Photo Album

From the Collection of Ukrainian Historical Society Sunshine 83-87 Suspension Street Ardeer Victoria

Description
Book is black.Back page is coloured straw design.
Size
29.5 x 23 x 1.5
Object Registration
0002
Keywords
photo, book, straw, ukrainian design, 1960, family dutka
Historical information
The geometric pattern mimic Ukrainian embroidery design,using straw marquetry technique (which is similar to that of wood marquetry).
The wheat straw was soaked in different pigments to achieve the required shades,dried,split and ironed flat.
Then cut into various sizes and shapes to create this pattern. The pieces where then glued onto a backing board.The backing board was then glued on the back of the photo album.
This album was received as a birthday gift in early1960's.
Significance
This form of straw art is very rarely seen today.
Inscriptions & Markings
photographs
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM