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Wall hanging of a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, made by Ukranian Displaced Person Olga Basylevich, in Germany in 1946

Object type
Wall hangings

Object number
1991.0016.0001

Description
Wall hanging depicting Little Red Riding Hood walking through a forest where the Big Bad Wolf is hiding behind a tree. A variety of fabrics, inlcuding felt, and other materials such as fur have been sewn onto a United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)-issued grey blanket. The wolf, an owl, a bird, possum, squirrel and a rabbit in the scene are all made of fur. Some of the elements are padded using a technique called stumping, and they have a three-dimensional appearance.

Collection name
Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection

Craftsperson
Olga Basylevich

Place made
Neu-Ulm Displaced Persons Camp, American Zone, Germany
This wall hanging was made In a Displaced Persons camp

Date made
1946

Associated person
Miss Valerie Paling
Miss Valerie Paling, who was from Melbourne, was an Assistant Welfare Officer working for the UNRRA at the Neu-Ulm Displaced Persons Camp in Germany when she was given the wall hanging in appreciation of her work. She donated it to her cousin Mrs Moore and her husband, who operated the Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten

Associated organisation
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Association

User
Mr Hamilton Moore

User
Mrs Moore

User
Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten

Associated place
Ukraine
Olga Basylevich who made this quilt was a Displaced Person from the Ukraine

Place used
Germany
1946-1949

Place used
Forest Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1950-1990

Period of use
1946 - 1949
Germany

Period of use
1950 - 1990
Melbourne

Materials
Textile - non specific, Paint - non specific, Hair - non specific, Plant fibre, Metal - non specific, Paper, Plastic - non specific

Dimensions
Width: 1790mm
Height: 1330mm



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