Handknitted shawl made in Estonia

Made in Estonia, c. 1989.

This hand knitted shawl was made in Estonia and possibly features a traditional pattern from the Läänemaa district. It was displayed in the Powerhouse Museum in 2007 in an exhibition called ‘Meie uus kodu - Our New Home: Estonian and Australian stories’, a joint exhibition of the NSW Migration Heritage Centre and the Powerhouse Museum in partnership with the Wollondilly Heritage Centre. The exhibition explored the harrowing stories told by Estonian migrants of invasion, dispossession and flight ...

Summary

2007/128/1
Shawl, handknitted wool, maker unknown, Estonia, c. 1989

Handknitted woollen shawl made from cream-coloured wool and consisting of a traditional triangular design.

Dimensions

880 mm
1600 mm

Production

The shawl was given to the donor by a relative when he visited Estonia in 1997. Presumably handkitted by her, possibly in a traditional pattern from the Läänemaa district.
c. 1989

Source

Gift of Dr Thomas Pill, 2007
18 September, 2007

Cite this Object

Handknitted shawl made in Estonia 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2017, <https://ma.as/363163>
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