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Mat - RVIB Factory Workers, circa 1966 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6.00 cm (Height), 54.00 cm (Width), 88.00 cm (Length)

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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

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