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Textile - Souvenir of Palestine, circa 1939-45

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Level 1, Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Rectangular blue faded to grey velveteen water damaged textile with a plain white cotton backing with a red fringe. The front of the textile is embroidered in red, yellow, blue and white chain stitch. It shows two palms flanking the Mosque of Omar lower centre with three camels and a man on a horse below, Rachel's Tomb with tree upper left and David's Tower upper right.
Size
H 60 cm x W 87 cm
Object Registration
2019.0009
Keywords
second world war 1939-1945, table cover, palestine, 2nd aif, souvenir, textiles - embroideries
Historical information
Souvenir probably bought by an Australian soldier in the 2nd A.I.F., and brought back to Australia as a souvenir.
When Made
c.1939-45
Inscriptions & Markings
"Souvenir of Palestine"; "Rachels tomb"; "Mosque of Omar"; "David's Tower"
Last updated
23 Jan 2019 at 6:51PM