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Cloth - Maria Simari, Spanish Broom, Australia, circa 1992 Reg. No: SH 922785
- Cloth made from beaten Spanish broom, made by Mrs Maria Simari, circa 1992. She was a participant in the Australia Council funded project, Contemporary Craft & Cultural Identity. Spanish Broom is a medium sized shrub, the stem fibres are used mainly for coarse fabrics, cordage and paper. This is done by beating the stems with a mallet, seeping them in water, then separating the fibres out. The stems are very pliable and can be used in basketry.
- Rectangular beige cloth with two sky blue parallel stripes at each end.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs M. Simari, 1992
|Dimensions:||70.00 cm (Height), 75.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||cultural identity, handcrafts, italian communities, italian immigration|
|Themes this item is part of:||Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Creative Practice|
|Maker:||Mrs M. Simari, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1992|
|Place Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
Contemporary Craft and Cultural Identity Project, by Deborah Tout- Smith and Anna Malgorzewicz for MoV and Monash University History Dept, 1992.
"Italian Craftsmanship & Building in Victoria", Migration & Settlement Office Library.