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Collar - White Linen, Child's, Italian, 1918-1919 Reg. No: HT 22303
- 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 finished scalloped edging. Collar comes around in full circle with small button and button loop at each corner to fasten at the back.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Bruno Bonomo, 2006
|Dimensions:||470 mm (Height), 460 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Maker:||Miss Maria Bonomo, Piguente, Italy, 1918-1919|