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Table Mat - Embroidered, Linen, Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, circa 1970 Reg. No: SH 850079
- Linen table mat hand embroidered by a patient (name withheld) as part of an occupational therapy program at a mental health hospital, Mayday Hills, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970.
- Embroidered linen table mat, with deep crocheted border in coffee-coloured cotton. Six large flowers are embroidered in shades of pink, purple and mauve; there are also six smaller sprays of flower in similiar shades, linked with green stems and small leaves. The mat has a scalloped edge.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mayday Hills Mental Hospital
|Dimensions:||49.00 cm (Height), 36.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Occupational therapy & art therapy in Victorian Mental Health Institutions|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Place & Date Made:||Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970|
|Place & Date Used:||Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1970s|
|References:||This information came from Essie Marendy, who was a former custodian of the Charles Brothers Museum at Parkville.|