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Medium
cotton
Measurements
232.0 × 210.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Australia
Inscription
none
Accession Number
2011.531
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs I. J. Blain, niece of Mary Ann May Malseed, in memory of her aunt, 2011
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Cotton lace crochet double bedspread fashioned to fit the foot of bed. The bedspread features a large centre panel depicting a peacock standing on a balcony framed by a fruiting grapevine. The large centre panel is surrounded by fourteen cotton squares with lace crochet detailing. The bedspread features an outer ring of lace squares that alternate between peacock and grapevine motifs. Each panel on the bedspread has been individually made and then piece together with connecting crochet strips.