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Sock - Tartan, Scottish Dancing, circa 1917 Object Reg. No: SH 870036 6

Woollen tartan sock, part of a child's costume used in Highland dancing in Victoria, circa 1917.

Highland dance refers to a style of athletic solo dancing which developed in the Highlands of Scotland, and is often performed to the accompaniment of Highland bagpipe music. It developed into its current form during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of competitions at public events, particularly the Highland games.

Highland dance has been subject to many influences from outside the Highlands. For example, it has been heavily influenced by the urban aesthetics of the patrons and judges of dance competitions since the nineteenth century.
Tartan woollen sock, black with red diamond pattern.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Miss Betty Nixon, 1987
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.00 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: clothing, entertainment, leisure activities, scottish communities, scottish cultural activities, scottish immigration, dancing, scottish textiles, tartan
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: underwear
Place & Date Made: Victoria, Australia, circa 1917
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1917
References: See Parent Record

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