Cushion Cover - Luigia Rosa, Flower, Wool, circa 1990s Object Reg. No: SH 940597

Cushion cover, made by Luigia Rosa (nee Longhini) for display at the Italian Historical Society. Luigia was born in 1911 in the district of Altopiano di Asiago, Vicenza, Veneto region. She migrated to Australia in 1953 with her two young boys to join her husband Silvio. They settled in Carlton and later purchased a house at 145 Palmerston Street, Carlton where they lived until both died.
Square black cushion cover, with purple zip and a boarder of white and red woollen thread angled running stitch. On top is a flower design (with five petals) in red, lilac, pink, yellow, brown, white, green and purple. It has been created using woollen thread that has been sewn into the fabric then cut creating a raised effect.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Luigia Rosa, 1994
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: crafts, italian communities, italian immigration, homecrafts
Themes this item is part of: Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: manchester
Maker: Mrs Luigia Rosa, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990s
Place & Date Used: Italian Historical Society (Co.As.It), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990s

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