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Hat & Gloves - Aime Metsar, Estonian, Jarva-Jaani Region, Knitted, 1991 Object Reg. No: SH 911634

Hat and gloves knitted by Aime Metsar, 1991. The pattern is an authentic Estonian belt pattern from Jarva-Jaani district. Wearing a hat and gloves was very popular in Estonia in the 1940s. They continued to be made and worn by Estonians in the refugee camps in Germany after World War II and brought into Australia by Estonian immigrants.
Woollen hand knitted hat and gloves in black, white, yellow, red and green pattern. The gloves have red, patterned finger tips and long pattered fringed cuffs. The hat has a stand up edge.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 26.50 cm (Height), 22.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Gloves: 32.00 12.00

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Tagged with: cultural identity, cultural traditions, handcrafts, cultural maintenance, knitting, ethnic groups, estonian communities, estonian immigration
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 Aime Metsar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1991
Other Association (See Comments): Estonia

The pattern used is an authentic Estonian belt pattern from Jarva-Jaani district

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