Saturday, 26 July 2008

Tea Cosies in the collection of the Powerhouse Art Gallery in Sydney

These images where taken on my phone (naughty, naughty), last time I was at the Powerhouse in Sydney.

They are downstairs in the recreated 'bush crafts'/domestic early Anglo-Australian interiors along with the Kookaburra electric kettles and handmade wooden clothes pegs, etc.

Luckily the tea cosies look quite magestic in their glass case, and the Kookaburra cosy is quite impressive, a wonderful object of vernacular Australian craft and design!

Three kookaburras, tea cosy, circa 1890's-1930's.

"The cup that cheers" tea cosy, circa 1910-1920.

1 comment:

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

I LOVE that you snuck this photo!!! I am thrilled to find your blog.

I've been to the Powerhouse Museum last time I was in OZ. It was a neat show about traditional dance.

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