Romany caravan model

 
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Object

Model

Title

Romany caravan model

Production date

c. 1980

Material

Plastics
Wood

Description

This is a model of a Romany caravan, known as a Vardo. A vardo is a traditional horse-drawn wagon which functions as both a home and form of transport. This style of vardo is known as the 'Reading'. The model, like a full-size vardo, has been richly decorated with hand carving, here with flowers and paintings of grapes on the vine. It was made by Patrick Doran while he was in prison. Doran was an Irish traveller whose family camped in Hackney from time to time.

Production person

Patrick Doran

Credit line

Patrick Doran

Object number

L2010.2

On display?

No
 

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