A hand made cardboard book of wool samples dyed using lichens collected on Mount Taranaki / Egmont. The book has a brown cardboard cover and has 15 pages bound to the cover with wool. Each page features a sample of lichen glued next to small samples of wool which have been dyed using the accompanying species of lichen. Some of the pages have the names of the lichen handwritten on them and others are blank. " Dyes from Mt Egmont Lichens " is handwritten on the front in black pen. " (Probably Collected / in the 30s ) is written lightly in pencil in different handwriting on the cover.
This sample book was compiled by artist and spinning wheel maker John Lysaght Moore.
Be the first to comment.