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Towel - White, Embroidered, circa 1915-1917 Object Reg. No: SH 870057

Summary:
White embroidered towel, made circa 1915-1917, as part of a trousseau embroidered for Domenica Sammut of Valetta, Malta.The trousseau was embroidered either by herself or by the Nuns. Domenica married Joseph Nicholas Bajada, of Gozo. This item was brought to Australia by her daughter in 1971.
Description:
White towel with a fringe of white, thin pink stripes (two) on each end. At one end the name Domenica with a simple plant design before and after the name, has been embroidered in crimson cotton using a cross stitch.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs C. Bajada, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 148.00 cm (Height), 76.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural traditions, handcrafts, domestic equipment, weddings, cultural maintenance, glory boxes, ethnic groups, dowries, maltese immigration
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Manchester
Tertiary Classification: bath
Place & Date Made: Valetta, Malta, circa 1915-1917
User: Domenica Sammut, Malta, circa 1917

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