Apron - Spoldzielnia Pracy Rekodziela Artystycnego, Polish Regional Costume, Krakow, circa 1988-1989 Object Reg. No: SH 930696 4

Summary:
Young girl's white cotton apron. Made by Spoldzielnia Pracy Rekodziela Artystycnego, circa 1988-1989.

Part of a Polish regional costume forwarded to Mrs Grohs in Melbourne by her late mother, brother and sister from Poland. Mrs Grohs had requested a traditional girl's costume in anticipation of the birth of her grandchild. However, a grandson was born, so the costume was never worn. She had intended her grand-daughter would learn about her Polish heritage. Costumes of this type are made in Government run and funded folk art or 'culture workshops' in Poland. This particular example is representative of the Krakow region in Poland.
Description:
Young girl's apron of white cotton, with narrow waist band, narrow tie straps and scalloped hem. Front panel decorated with open work and embroidered motifs in white thread. Motif is repeated across front panel four and half times and consists of a floral arrangement in a basket with handle. Machine stitched throughout including embroidery.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Danielle Grohs, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.70 cm (Height), 112.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: cultural identity, handcrafts, cultural maintenance, ethnic groups, polish communities, polish immigration, traditional costumes
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
Inscriptions: Fabric label inside front: [iron]. Reverse: 40 C/[water in washing container].
Manufacturer: Spoldzielnia Pracy Rekodziela Artystycnego, Warsaw, Poland, 1988-1989
Original Owner: Mrs Danielle Grohs, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
References: Gostelow, M "Embroidery"

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