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

This apron was embroidered by an unknown person using a commercial pattern during the 1930s.
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


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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