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Registration Number: H42749

Name or Title: Bedspread - Embroidered

Classification: CH classification TEXTILES Bedding bedspread

Brief Description: Bedspread - Embroidered, for single bed, white open weave cotton, with counted embroidery in white and blue thread, white cotton border applied by machine.

Collection: Clothing and Textiles

Production Place: Queensland/Australia

Production Date: 1915-1919

Materials: Cotton (Textiles)

Measurement : L1410 x W1030 x H3 mm

History and Use: This trousseau bedspread was made by a Kangaroo Point resident in the 1920s. Trousseau is a French word that refers to a collection of clothing and bedding a bride would assemble before her wedding. A typical trousseau would include clothes, table, bed and bath linens.

Used by several generations of the maker’s family throughout Queensland, particularly in the tropics, the bedspread is a typical representation of homemade linen of the period just preceding the Great Depression.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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