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Blanket - Single, Grey Wool, Quilted, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 850468
- Grey wool quilted single blanket used in a mental health hospital, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900. Blanket is stitched in the form of a 'Wagga' blanket.
- Single blanket of grey woollen material. Two layers are sewn together in quilt stitching to form 9cm squares. It is bound aroud the edge with a 2cm strip of white calico (partly missing). A 5cm deep strip has been cut away along parts of one side. Hand made out of pieces of a once larger blanket, in the tradition known as 'Wagga'.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||183.00 cm (Height), 120.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||bedding, psychiatric hospitals, 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 - Institutional Life|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|