Aprons made from sacking, rather than the usual cotton fabric, were common during the economic depression of the 1930s and the Second World War. This apron has been made from a sack that originally contained glycerol monostearate, a common emulsifier for foods and cosmetics. Like many sacking aprons, it is trimmed with fabric, in this case probably the remnants left from making curtains.
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Private collection, Kerryn Pollock
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