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Mat - RVIB Factory Workers, circa 1966 Reg. No: SH 932052
- Mat with image of a lighthouse made by Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind Factory workers, circa 1966. The mat was made by visually impaired workers at the R.V.I.B. matmaking workshop. Current workers believe it was made for the 1966 centenary of the R.V.I.B. The lighthouse is the symbol of the R.V.I.B.
- Rectangular, wooden frame (hung portrait style from wire attached to back) with coir mat inside. Mat has picture of lighthouse stencilled onto coir in black and green dyes.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
|Dimensions:||6.00 cm (Height), 54.00 cm (Width), 88.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||civic mementoes, souvenirs, working life, industries, disability organisations, sheltered workshops, visual impairment|
|Themes this item is part of:||Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Health Organisations|
|Tertiary Classification:||occupational therapy products|
|Manufacturer:||Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1966|
|References:||Malcolm Fraser - R.V.I.B. Factory workshop supervisor|