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Tea Towel - John Rodriquez, Koalas & Christmas Trees, post 1970 Object Reg. No: HT 12420

Tea towel featuring koalas and Christmas trees design, made post 1970. Designed by John Rodriquez, an influential Australian textile designer from the 1950s to 1970s. Screen printed by hand. Several designs were produced, similar to later and current designs, except that since around 1988 (when Rimian took over) the printing has been computerised rather than done by hand.
Koalas and Christmas trees design.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Patricia Rodriquez, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 780 mm (Height), 460 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: fauna, textiles, fabric designs, handcrafts, screen printing, textile manufacturing, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: John Rodriquez Textile Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Printmaking
Tertiary Classification: textiles
Inscriptions: Text, front: designed and handprinted on pure linen in australia Rodriquez.
Label, reverse: RODRIQUEZ/PURE LINEN/Warm machine wash./Do not bleach./Line dry./Hot iron./MADE IN AUSTRALIA.
Artist: John Rodriquez, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970 or later
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970 or later
References: Photocopies of old issues of Home Beautiful which display John's fabric designs have been offered by the donor.
Newspaper cuttings showing clothes made from Rodriquez-designed fabrics.

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