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Hat - South Tyrolean, Women's Folk Costume, Black, circa 1890s Object Reg. No: HT 16975

Black hat, part of a Tyrolean women's folk costume. It originally belonged to Heinrich Wieser's sister. It was made circa 1890s in South Tyrol. The hat was brought to Australia by the Wieser family when they migrated from Germany in 1951. The Wieser family's migration experience, is one of statelessness and displacement, both during World War II and afterwards, and of continual movement and fracturing of the family upon their arrival in Australia.
Black hat, velvet trim with heavy lace and velvet crown trim and long lace trimmed ties. Brim underside decorated with gold thread appliqué.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Claire French, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 95 mm (Height), 285 mm (Width), 1355 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: clothing, german communities, german immigration, cultural identity, cultural traditions, headwear
Themes this item is part of: Wieser Family Collection, Wieser Family, German Migrants, 1951, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: regional costume
Inscriptions: Inside hat inscribed in gold: Johann Unterrainer/BRUN[Illegible].
Maker: Johann Unterrainer, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (South Tyrol), Italy, circa 1890s
Place & Date Used: South Tyrol, Italy, 1890-1951
Place & Date Used: Australia, 1950s

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