Petticoat - Spoldzielnia Pracy Rekodziela Artystycnego, Polish Regional Costume, Krakow, circa 1988-1989 Object Reg. No: SH 930696 5

Young girl's white nylon petticoat. 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.
Young girl's nylon white petticoat with narrow shoulder straps v shaped neckline and square back. Bodice and straps edged with lace threaded with white ribbon. Full skirt of stiff nylon net decorated with two broad bands of white ribbon. Overlay of machine made lace attached to lower half of skirt, with scalloped hem. Petticoat skirt lined with white fabric. Machine stitched throughout.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Danielle Grohs, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 76.00 cm (Height), 76.00 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: underwear
Inscriptions: Printed fabric label attached to inside waistband: perlon/152/40 [inside wash tub filled with water]/[iron].
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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