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Haberdashery, Doilies round white linen with crochet edge c1900

From the Collection of City of Moorabbin Historical Society (Operating the Box Cottage Museum) Joyce Park Jasper Road Ormond Victoria

Description
5 x Linen doilies with coloured silk needle work and crochet edging a) square with coloured flowers and crochet edge , b) round with blue flowers and crochet edge , c) round with coloured flowers and crochet edge, d) round with coloured vase of flowers and crochet edge , e) round with blue flowers and crochet edge
Size
a) L 18cm x W 18cm Edge 2cm ; b) Diameter 22cm Edge 2cm; c) Diameter 21cm Edge 2cm ; d) Diameter 20cm Edge 2cm ; e) Diameter 28cm Edge 2cm ;
Object Registration
01431
Keywords
clothing, haberdashery, crochet, doilies, brighton, moorabbin, pioneers, dressmaking, market gardeners, early settlers, craftwork , bentleigh, lacework, moorabbin shire, dairy farms, fruit orchards
Historical information
These white linen circular doilies were made by women of the early settler families in Moorabbin Shire c1900 and show their needlework skills . Although living conditions were basic families still held onto their traditional English and European customs and took pride in presenting elements of refined society.
When Made
c1900
Made By
Unrecorded craftworker (Home craftworker)
Significance
These linen doilies are examples of the dressmaking, crochet and needlework skills of the women of the early settler families in Moorabbin Shire c1900
Last updated
23 Apr 2020 at 12:35PM