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Vest - White Cotton, 1941 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 26 cm (Width), 21 cm (Length)

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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
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Child
Tertiary Classification: underwear
Maker: Mrs Ivanka Bobek, Slovenia, 1941
User: Mrs Ivanka Bobek, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1951-1999

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