Home made austerity apron : CWA Queensland

Accession Number REL/15581
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Chaff bag, Damask fabric
Maker Country Women's Association of Queensland
Place made Australia: Queensland
Date made 1941-1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Apron with bib front, made from a chaff bag dyed yellow. Bib, strings, hem and pocket edge are made from red damask curtain fabric scraps. Both the neck band and ties of the apron have been folded over before sewing to provide strength. The pocket on the front of the apron is divided down the centre. A piece of brown paper sewn to the apron reads "Kitchen apron used by housewives no couples made from chaff bag colour piece old damask. Queensland".

History / Summary

Part of an exhibition mounted by the Country Women's Association of Queensland in Brisbane in 1943, demonstrating household items that could be made from material readily available without coupons.