Patch presented in 2007 by the Shepparton Women on Farms Gathering committee for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. The theme for the Shepparton Gathering was 'Rural Women on the Moove.' The patch is now attached to the perpetual banner extension which is used at the Gathering each year.
This item is part of the Invisible Farmer Project. A key aim of this project is to redress the absence of rural women in mainstream histories and museums.

Physical Description

Square patch of white fabric with purple ribbon edging and purple ribbon tied in a bow near the central lower edge. A metal heart-shaped locket is attached to the bow. The colour printed image includes a painted cow, wheat and fruit, which have been embellished with hand embroidery. Printed text reads: 'SHEPPARTON 2007/ Rural Women / on the moove'. The top line of text is embellished with hand-sewn glass beads. The picture edge is surrounded with chain-stitch (various coloured threads) and six machine-made flowers are embroidered on the sides. The whole patch is lightly padded.

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