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Object Name Tapestry
Description Tapestry of a map of New Zealand worked in tent stitch based on a carpet made for Queen Elizabeth II for her visit to New Zealand in 1953-1954. Tapestry depicts New Zealand with its regions in different colours and 4 major cities marked with a black dot. The sea is shaded pale around the coastline.

Top left corner depicts a green Maori tiki in a yellow circle and surrounded by clouds or bubbles?? Top right corner features the royal crown in red. Bottom left has the date 1953 - 4 and bottom right corner has a compass surrounded by clouds or bubbles??

Linen backing has a join in it near the bottom. The top had a strip of white cotton tacked on in red.
Date 1954
Catalogue Number 2012/065.01
Dimensions W-30 L-60 cm