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Tapestry - Rooster, circa 1950 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)
|Dimensions:||45.50 cm (Height), 55.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Text: MADE IN OCCUPATIONAL/THERAPY DEPT/ROYAL PARK.|
|Place & Date Made:||Parkville, Victoria, Australia, by 1950|
|Place & Date Used:||Parkville, Victoria, Australia, by 1950|
|References:||information on back of exhibit.|