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Koala tea cosy

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
Fawn coloured hand-knitted tea cosy. The wool has been brushed to resemble the fur. It has brown button eyes and the nose and mouth are sewn in black yarn. The feet are embroidered in black and it has a narrow green velvet ribbon around the neck.
Size
H-260mm W-227mm
Object Registration
1768
Keywords
tea-cosy domestic-item tableware handcraft knitting powell-selena
Historical information
This was probably used by the Powell family. Selena Powell came from Eden to Orbost at the age of 18. She met and married Henry James Powell in Orbost.
When Made
Early 1900's
Significance
This item is an excellent local example of the type of hand made tea cosies which were used in an Australian domestic setting during the 1920's through to the 1960's.


Last updated
18 Oct 2017 at 2:56PM