Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

  A cream silk apron embroidered with flowers and leaves in silk threads in pinks, greens and red with couched silver and gilt threads. The apron is edged with gold metal thread bobbin lace.  A gold metal thread fringe has been added.
1986-010. Europe, 18th Century

Current Exhibition – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
Interesting, unusual and quirky.
Discover the many materials sourced  from animals, plants and minerals used on embroidered textiles, including South Australian, throughout the centuries. These range from fish scales, porcupine quills, shells and animal fibres, to straw and plant fibres such as pina cloth, seeds, straw and wood, to metal threads, beads, mirrors and metal objects and amulets.
The exhibition runs from February to the end of May.