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1998 World Championships towel used by Petria Thomas

Date: 1998
Overall: 1880 x 680 mm, 0.44 kg
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Petria Thomas
Object Name: Towel
Object No: 00040015
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Made in Australia by Simba textiles, this white towel features a silhouette map of Australia with blue text reading 'World Champs 1998' and 'AUSTRALIA '. Telstra and Speedo sponsorship logos appear below. Petria Thomas' name has been written in black ink along one edge, near the corner.

    SignificanceThe towel, used by Australian Olympian Petria Thomas, formed part of the range of swimming accessories produced for the Australian swimming team at the the World Championships held in Perth in 1998.
    HistoryTowels are generally woven with a loop or pile that is soft and absorbent, and are used to wick the water away from the body. Special looms called dobby looms are used to make this cotton pile.

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