Cloth Bag for Ladies Leather Boots

Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Bag, made of red dyed cotton, with yellow, blue, green, black and white flower design, and draw string closure.
Classification
CH classification COSTUME Footwear woman
CH classification COSTUME ACCESSORIES Female bag
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Measurements
L320 x W225 mm
Media/Materials description
Cotton
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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H23862.1

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