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Vest - White Cotton, 1941 Reg. No: SH 990982
- Alternative Name(s): Singlet.
White cotton baby's vest made in Slovenia in 1941 by Ivanka Bobek for her first born son. Ivanka brought this vest along with several items from her mother's glory box and a net scarf with her when she migrated to Australia in 1951, via Displaced Persons Camps in Europe. Each of the items Ivanka brought with her were handcrafted using traditional techniques, which she maintains.
- Short white child's vest, which is ribbed on the outside, and fleecy inside. The front is fastened with three cream plastic buttons, two of which are decorated with a mother of pearl finish. Three buttons decorate the bottom edge of the back. The neck and arm holes are decorated with a machine lace strip.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Ivanka Bobek, 1999
|Dimensions:||26 cm (Width), 21 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||cultural identity, immigration, handcrafts, children s clothing, cultural maintenance, displaced persons, slovenian communities, slovenian immigration|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection|
|Maker:||Mrs Ivanka Bobek, Slovenia, 1941|
|User:||Mrs Ivanka Bobek, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1951-1999|