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Icon - Twisted Rope, Women on Farms Gathering, Shepparton, 2007 Reg. No: HT 18697
- Twisted rope which is part of a suite of three icons selected by the organising committee of the Women on Farms Gathering, Shepparton, 2007. The various twisted twines are symbolic to all industries; farmers have used and continue to use twine. They have been plaited together to form the many threads of life that make up the diverse cultures and industries all woven together that make the Shepparton community so strong.
The closing of each Gathering and the anticipation of the next is celebrated with a formal 'baton changing' ritual, where a symbolic 'icon' is handed over from one organising committee to the next. Each item represents a story or message of some of the key themes and issues, which have shaped the meaning and experience of these women's rural identity.
- Made from polypropylene, multi stranded fibres in pink, blue, white and black are plaited and knotted together with another rope, possibly sisal. Tied off the lower lengths have been teased out like a tassel.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Rein Silverstein - Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Shepparton Committee, 2007
|Dimensions:||75 mm (Height), 200 mm (Width), 520 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||women s issues, agriculture, rural life, gender issues, work, women s movement, women on farms gatherings|
|Themes this item is part of:||Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, 2007 Shepparton WoFG|
|Primary Classification:||AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE|
|Secondary Classification:||Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering|
|Tertiary Classification:||symbolic objects|
|Organiser of Event:||Robin Pettigrew - Women on Farms Gathering, Bunbartha, Victoria, Australia, 2007|
|Organiser of Event:||Rein Silverstein - Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Shepparton Committee, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, 2007|
|Place & Date Used:||Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, 2007|