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Scarf - Slovenian, White Net, 1908 Object Reg. No: SH 990439

White net scarf made in 1908 which is part of a Slovenian national costume. It was worn by Ivanka Bobek's mother when attending church services or participating in religious processions. Ivanka's mother died when she was 13 months old. Ivanka brought this scarf along with some items from her mother's glory box with her when she migrated to Australia in 1951, via Displaced Persons Camps in Europe. Each of the items Ivanka brought with her were handcrafted using traditional techniques, which she maintains.
Delicate white net scarf with lace edging. There are also small flowers embroidered in various positions on the scarf.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Ivanka Bobek, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 71.00 cm (Height), 71.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural identity, immigration, handcrafts, cultural maintenance, displaced persons, glory boxes, slovenian communities, slovenian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: neckwear
Place & Date Made: Slovenia, 1908
User: Mrs Ivanka Bobek, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1951-1999

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