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

Description
Two hand-made bows - accessories for a dress or blouse. 2483.14 is a yellow/gold colour made of satin or rayon. It is a bow with a long hanging tail. 2483.15 consists of 4 strips of green, red and black material gathered together with a safety pin.
Size
2483.14 : H-730mm W-625mm ; 2483.15 : H-520mm W-20mm
Object Registration
2843.14;2843.15
Keywords
dress-accessories fashion burton-marjorie clothing
Historical information
These bows would have been attached to either the front of a blouse or back of a long dress as an accessory to change an outfit or give it style. It was probably worn by Mrs Whiteman and passed on to her daughter Marjorie Burton.
When Made
firts half 20th century
Made By
Whiteman, Mrs (Maker)
Significance
This item is an example of a handcrafted item and reflects the handcraft skills of women in the first half of the twentieth century.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM