Romany caravan

 
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Object

Model

Title

Romany caravan

Production date

c.1980

Material

Plastic
Wood

Dimensions

height (Whole): 290mm
width (whole): 190mm
depth (whole): 620mm

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 is known as the 'Reading'. The model, like a full-size vardo, has been richly decorated with hand carving, here with flowers and horses. 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.

Credit line

Patrick Doran

Object number

L2010.1

On display?

No
 

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