Sheet - Double Bed, Embroidered, circa 1880-1920 Object Reg. No: SH 991016

Embroidered double bed sheet made in Italy, circa 1880-1920. The donor immigrated to Australia as a child, and remained here although her parents later returned to Italy. She remembered this sheet and two pillow shams from her grandmother's home in Italy during her childhood, and asked her mother to bring them to her on a visit to Australia. They have been passed down the generations in her family.
White embroidered double bed sheet.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Rosaria Palmese, 1999
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, embroidery, manchester bedding, brought goods
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: dowries
Place & Date Made: Italy, circa 1880-1920
Place Used: Australia

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