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Scarf - Red Knitted, Argentina, circa 1965 Object Reg. No: SH 970446

Summary:
Traditional red knitted scarf, worn by girls in Argentina. It was made for Marie Pregal by her grandmother in Argentina. Marie's grandmother sent her the scarf shortly after she had migrated to Australia with her parents and brother in 1965. The family decided to leave Argentina because they saw Australia as holding more opportunity, and because Mr Pregal, who was of Calabrian ethnicity, already had family members living here.
Description:
Long red knitted scarf, in an irregular shape.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Martha Pregal, 1997
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 80 mm (Width), 640 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: argentinian communities, argentinian immigration, children s clothing, clothing accessories, cultural identity, immigration, religions roman catholic, traditional costumes
Themes this item is part of: Martha Pregal, Argentinian Migrant, 1965, Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: knitting
Place Made: Argentina, circa 1965
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965-1985

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