Armadillo's shell needle work basket; c.1912; 75/137
Armadillo's shell needle work basketAbout this object
Needlework basket made out of an armadillo's shell with the tail bent over to make a handle.Date Made
Armadillo skinSubject 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 - 1983Collection
Collection of Te Manawa Museums TrustCredit Line
Donated by Miss Amy Myrtle CunninghameObject Type
I saw one just like it in the Corryong Museum. In Victoria, Australia.
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