Tea cloth; Mrs Edith Jensen (nee Edwards); 1903; 1977_97


The Kauri Museum ­ Matakohe


Tea cloth

About this object

Almost square white linen teacloth with drawn thread work inside hem and dividing the cloth into twenty five equal sized squares. Each square has an embroidered message. 'M126' is printed in black ink one one corner of the cloth. Donor's mother made this from a trip to Australia before her marriage, travelling on the ship 'Monowai' and returning on the 'Mokoia' in 1903. Guests on the two ships she met signed it then she embroidered them.


Mrs Edith Jensen (nee Edwards)

Maker Role

Needle worker

Date Made


Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials



83.8cm length x 78.8cm width

Subject and Association Description

embroidered tea cloth from 1903

Credit Line

Mrs D.E. Milroy

Object Type

tea cloth

Object number


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