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Pot Holder - Clementina Comparin, Crotched, Green & Orange Wool, circa 1930 Object Reg. No: SH 940577 1

Pot holder made by Clementina Comparin, used at her house in Grattan Street, Carlton. Clementina Comparin [nee Crosara] was born circa 1909 in Thiene, Vicenza. She married Giovanni Comparin circa 1929 in Italy. Soon afterwards they departed for Australia, where Giovanni had been living since 1919. Upon their arrival in Melbourne, they lived first in North Melbourne and later moved to a house in Young Street, Fitzroy before moving to Grattan Street. They had two daughters. Their Grattan Street house was refurbished in 1933 and the façade includes features typical of the architectural changes made by Italian immigrants to homes in Carlton. Clementina died in 1986.
Crotched woollen circular pot holder, with concentric circles in dark green and orange.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Mirella Comparin, 1994
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: crafts, italian communities, italian immigration, domestic life, crocheting, homecrafts
Themes this item is part of: Giovanni & Clementina Comparin, Italian Migrants, 1919-1929, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Manchester
Tertiary Classification: kitchen
Maker: Mrs Clementina Comparin (nee Crosara), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930
Place & Date Used: Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930

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