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Wall hanging of a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, made by Ukrainian Displaced Person Olga Basylevich, in Germany in 1946

1991.0016.0001

Wall hanging of a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, made by Ukrainian Displaced Person Olga Basylevich, in Germany in 1946

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Physical description

Wall hanging depicting Little Red Riding Hood walking through a forest where the Big Bad Wolf is hiding behind a tree. A variety of fabrics, including felt, and other materials such as fur have been sewn onto a United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)-issued grey blanket. The wolf, an owl, a bird, two squirrels and a rabbit in the scene are all made of fur. Some of the elements are padded using a technique called stumping, and they have a three-dimensional appearance.

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  • Miss Valerie Paling
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  • Miss Valerie Paling, who was from Melbourne, was an Assistant Welfare Officer working for the UNRRA at the Neu-Ulm Displaced Persons Camp in Germany when she was given the wall hanging in appreciation of her work. She donated it to her cousin Mrs Moore and her husband, who operated the Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten

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