Historical information

This hand crafted doily, created during war time, features a side on image of a soldier handing a rifle with butt at his feet. In Victorian times, idle hands were frowned upon so women knitted and crocheted. In addition to their decorative function doilies have the practical role of protecting fine-wood furniture from the scratches caused by crockery or decorative objects, or from spilled tea when used on tea trays or with cups and saucers.

Physical description

Off white square doily with side on image of soldier holding rifle in the centre.

Inscriptions & markings

Crotched - "Our Hero Were proud of him" "ANZAC 1915"

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