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Blanket - Single, Grey Wool, Quilted, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850468

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 183.00 cm (Height), 120.00 cm (Length)

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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
Tertiary Classification: manchester
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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