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Bloomers - White Cotton, Piguente, Italy, 1920s Object Reg. No: HT 22309

Cotton female undergarment hand-made by Adalgisa Vorano (nee Ambrosi) around 1927 in Piguente, Italy for her Italian glory box ('corredo'). It is one of a collection of bedsheets, pillowcases, tablecloths and underwear, that Adalgisa sewed and embroidered under her mother Albina's instruction from the age of seven. Adalgisa was born in 1911 and married Giovanni Vorano in 1934. After the War and the ceding of Istria to Yugoslavia, they lived in refugee camps until migrating to Australia in 1951.
Pair of crotchless white bleached bloomers open to part way down each side with pair of ties. Waist band tapers to point at centre front and fine lace trim along each leg hole. Small stitched insignia at centre just under front waistband 'AA'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Amelia Martin, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 525 mm (Height), 685 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, marriage customs rites, glory boxes
Themes this item is part of: Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: dowries
Maker: Mrs Adalgisa Vorano, Piguente, Italy, 1927
Place & Date Used: Italy, 1934-1951
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1951-1980

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