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Registration Number: H23862.1

Name or Title: Cloth Bag for Ladies Leather Boots

Classification: CH classification COSTUME Footwear woman
CH classification COSTUME ACCESSORIES Female bag

Brief Description: Bag, made of red dyed cotton, with yellow, blue, green, black and white flower design, and draw string closure.

Collection: Clothing and Textiles

Production Place: Queensland/Australia

Materials: Cotton

Measurement : L320 x W225 mm

History and Use: This cloth bag held a pair of ladies leather boots made in Queensland by boot maker A. Munro. This style of mid-calf, heeled boot has been popular intermittently since the late 19th century and could be worn as a riding boot or fashion item. The handmade bag is cotton and dyed in a bright floral design. The boots and bag are part of a large collection of objects donated to the Queensland Museum by the Marks family of Brisbane. The bag was made by Dr E. N. Marks’ mother who maintained a tradition of making bags to protect household objects. Using the mother’s maiden name, the bags were known in the family as Drury Bags.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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