Durban Local History Museum

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Physical Address: 77 Aliwal Street, Old Court House Museum, Durban 4001

Tel: 031-311-2233; FAX: 031-311-2224
mnikathib@durban.gov.za
For research inquiries: Neil Patrick Harris, conservator, harrisn@durban.gov.za, 031-762-1473, Collections: 102-120 Prince Alfred, Durban

A carefully catalogued and preserved collection of mostly mosaic and nine-patch quilt tops. One top purportedly has fabrics from the bed hangings of Henry VIII. Another piecework tablecover is made out of pieces of red and green wool uniforms of British soldiers who served in the Anglo-Boer Wars.

Also extensive and beautifully catalogued, photographed, and stored collection of lace.

"This information originally gathered in 2010 by Marsha MacDowell, Michigan State University Museum, during research on quilt history in South Africa that was supported by a fellowship from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at University of Nebraska-Lincoln with additional in-kind support from Michigan State University Museum."

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