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Belt - Mrs. Glory Toom, Tostamaa Region, Estonia, circa 1990 Object Reg. No: SH 901471

Belt made by Mrs. Glory Toom, circa 1989-1990. The design comes from the Tostamaa region of Estonia and is worn by women to indicate they are married. The Tostamaa region is a rural area of 261 square km, on the southwest cost of Estonia. During and immediately after World War II there was extensive emigration from the region both to Western Europe and into the larger cities.
Hand woven, married woman's belt in colours of red, white, navy, green and yellow.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 292.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural maintenance, estonian communities, estonian immigration, handcrafts, traditional costumes
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: regional costume
Maker: Mrs Glory Toom, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1989-1990
Other Association (See Comments): Tostamaa, Estonia

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