Collar - White Linen, Italian, 1918-1919 Object Reg. No: HT 22302

Child's collar made by the donor's mother Maria Bonomo (nee Lanaro) for her dowry in Vicenza, Italy in 1918-1919. The embroidered lettering refers to her initials. Maria Bonomo was born in 1897 in Carre, Vicenza province in Italy. In 1920, she married Cristiano Lanaro from Asiago, Vicenza province. Cristiano migrated to Australia in 1927, but Maria did not follow him with her children until 1950. Traditionally, Italian girls were sent for sewing and embroidery lessons at schools and convents from a very early age, in order to acquire the skills to produce trousseaux, run households and even seek employment. Sewing and embroidering for the 'corredo' was the first step by girls and their families in preparation for a future marriage. The corredo often included clothing items for the first child.
White linen embroidered collar with repeated eyehole design and round edging finished with lace trim. Collar comes around full circle with small button and button loop at each corner to fasten at the back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Bruno Bonomo, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 365 mm (Height), 455 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, glory boxes, children s clothing
Themes this item is part of: Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: dowries
Maker: Miss Maria Bonomo, Piguente, Italy, 1918-1919

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