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Armadillo's shell needle work basket; c.1912; 75/137

 Armadillo's shell needle work basket; c.1912; 75/137
Armadillo's shell needle work basket
About this object
Needlework basket made out of an armadillo's shell with the tail bent over to make a handle.
Date Made
Place Made
South America
Medium and Materials
Armadillo skin
Subject and Association Description
The donor's father, Mr John Cunninghame, brought this basket back from South America circa 1912. John Cunninghame was co-founder and owner of the Collinson & Cunninghame department store, Palmerston North which operated from 1904 - 1983
Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust
Credit Line
Donated by Miss Amy Myrtle Cunninghame
Object number


Collinson & Cunninghame department store

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Larissa Deck27 Oct 2011 04:46 AM,UTC
I saw one just like it in the Corryong Museum. In Victoria, Australia.