This jumper was designed and manufactured in Melbourne by Prue Acton P/L circa 1974. Part of the 'Berber' range of the 1970s, important for its use of natural, earthy colours. 'Berber' range was very popular in the 1970s. It followed the Australian Wool Corporation's launch of 'Berber' type carpets, blankets, furnishings and upholstery fabrics. 'Berber' name was taken from the tribemen of North Africa and their use of natural coloured wool.

According to the donor, it was a very big selling range. Prue Acton P/L designer Jill Paul (then Clegg) was involved in the development of this range. (see oral history interview with Jill Paul).

Physical Description

Sleeveless jumper in clay coloured wool, flecked with brown, orange and cream. Round neck and armholes are ribbed, with very wide ribbed band at waist. Part of the 'Berber' collection.

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