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Apron - 'Phar Lap Australia's Own', 1930s Object Reg. No: HT 12457

Summary:
This apron was embroidered by an unknown person using a commercial pattern during the 1930s.
Description:
Natural linen apron with light green edging and cotton straps. At top there is wattle embroidered in green and yellow with an embroidered ribbon design and the inscription: "PHARLAP AUSTRALIA'S OWN". At bottom there is an embroidery of a jockey in red, white and black silks riding a brown horse with 3 white socks. There is the outline of a pocket printed on the top left hand side which has not been embroidered.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.20 cm (Height), 59.50 cm (Width), 83.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement excludes cotton straps.

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Tagged with: cooking, embroidery, horse racing, horses, racing industry, sewing, domestic life, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Jimmy Pike, Artist (circa 1940-2002), Jim Pike, Jockey (1892-1969), Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Embroidered on top of front: PHARLAP/ AUSTRALIA'S/ OWN
Person Depicted: Jim Pike, 1930-1939

Comments

eleanor Posted on 09 Feb 2010 11:00 AM
have similar design apron,completing embroidery and will sew straps etc.Design no A.G.M.5210. Would like dates etc,how to complete to match and would any group/place want this as is 150 anniversary.cheers
Discovery Centre Posted on 09 Feb 2010 4:31 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hello Eleanor - Whilst I am not certain of the information you require (we have no record of the design number you give in your comment), please feel free to send us a clarification via the "Ask the Experts" link below. If you wish to donate an embroidered item, you may like to approach a local historical society or The Embroiderers' Guild for suggestions.

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