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Tapestry - Rooster, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: SH 850092

Used: circa 1950
Made in occupational therapy by a patient at Royal Park Mental Hospital.
Made by a patient at a Victorian mental hospital.
Tapestry of a rooster in wooden frame and glazed. The rooster occupies only about 1/5 of the tapestry. It is brilliantly coloured - yellow legs, underside and neck, darkgreen breast and tail feather, rose wing and face, red comb and blue,green and grey tail feathers. The background consists of oblong blocks of colour - green, yellow, pink, blue, maroon, purple, surrounded by a border of fine stripes of colour. A short piece of white binding tape has been stitched onto the tapestry on the top, left-hand border.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Park Psychiatric Hospital (Mental Asylum)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45.50 cm (Height), 55.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric services, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Occupational Therapy
Tertiary Classification: products
Place & Date Made: Parkville, Victoria, Australia, by 1950
Place & Date Used: Parkville, Victoria, Australia, by 1950
References: information on back of exhibit.

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