Skirt - Spoldzielnia Pracy Rekodziela Artystycnego, Polish Regional Costume, Krakow, circa 1988-1989 Object Reg. No: SH 930696 2

Young girl's woolen skirt, with a floral pattern. 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 full skirt of wool mix, gathered at elasticised waist, with white cotton lace trim at hem. Printed fabric is of traditional Krakow floral pattern, flowers in cornflower blue, orange, yellow, pink, red, green and mauve on red ground. All seams machine sewn, hem completed by hand.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Danielle Grohs, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 47.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width), 92.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: cultural identity, national costumes, traditional costumes, handcrafts, cultural maintenance, ethnic groups, polish communities, polish immigration
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
Inscriptions: Two printed fabric labels: Elektr on/Jaworzno/ul Staszica 20/[workshop's logo] SI/40/[wash tub fill ed with water]/[triangle with cross through it]/[dryer]/[iron]/[circle containin g capital P].
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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