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Midnight1208's loves59 of 1029FREYA POVEY - ADELAIDE - KOALA MUGGREG DALY (1954 - ) LUSTRE VESSEL
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    Posted 5 years ago

    vetraio50
    (724 items)

    An op shop find was this young flautist made out of hessian. Research on Heather of Melbourne has so far come up with nothing. Melbourne is the capital of the southern Australian state of Victoria. But I did learn of a traditional German craft called 'Rupfenpuppen'. Perhaps someone can help me with this figure?

    "Hessian /Burlap in America and Canada, or Crocus in Jamaica is a woven fabric usually made from skin of the jute plant or sisal fibres, which may be combined with other vegetable fibres to make rope, nets, and similar products. Gunny cloth is similar in texture and construction." says Wikipedia.

    I was attracted to this figure by what Heather had done with the fabric to create a young boy playing a flute. She has used some form of glue I suppose to soak the fibre and to permanently fix the form. The flute is made of wood (in two pieces) and is sewn onto the figure.

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    Comments

    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Some of the best sculpture has no real detail, and this figure is a real cracker !~
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      very nice Kevin!!!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Thanks SEAN & PHIL .... I agree with you totally PHIL !!!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS & BLUNDERBUSS !!!!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks VIOLETORANGE !!!!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks EFESGIRL !!!! ! !!!!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO, TASSIEDEVIL & MIKELV !!!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Wow, that's an incredible little doll. Awesome find vetraio!
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      This is so cool Kevin... Very artistic!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks IVONNE, MELANIE, JSCOTT, ALAIN, NIGEL, DECOVOO, AURA & RICK too for the loves and kind words !!!! !!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks CAPERKID !!!!!!!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Nice. Fantastic soft media art.
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thankss CAPERKID & KAREN !!!!
    14. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      nice sculpture
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MARTIKA, BOBBEE, KIVATINITZ & RADEGRUNDER !!!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks NEVADABLADS & AMIAR !!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks POPS & FORTAPACHE !!!!!
    18. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Very cool and "interesting" 2nd pic. ;0)
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ONEGOODFIND !!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks OROYOROY !!!!
    21. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      beautif 12 apostles beautiful heather..
    22. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      *beautiful..typo there:))))))
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks FLEAFONDER & ANNAB !!! !! ! !! !!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLE !!!! ! !!!!
    25. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      What a wonderful piece of sculpture, and made out of burlap, fascinating. Thanks for sharing this, vet. :)
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS !!!!

      It reall is a favourite.
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!!!!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks POTTERYMAD !!! !!!! !!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks PETEY !!! !! !!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MARTY !!! !!! !!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks AURA !!! !!!! !!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA & OROYOROY !!! !! !!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN & MANIKIN !!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MIDNIGHT !!! !! !!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN !!!! ! !!!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks CINDB !!! !! ! !! !!!
    37. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      happy new year Kevin
    38. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Best New Year wishes, happy health and may your dreams occur this year !
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Thanks PHIL & TONINO !!! ! !!!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks WINDWALKER !!!.!!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks COLLECTABLES59 & VYNIL33 !!!!!!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !.:.!.:.!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
      Many thanks THOMAS & RADEGRUNDER !.!!!!!.!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
      Many thanks MALKEY !.!!!!!.!
    45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
      Many thanks VYNIL !.!!!.!

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