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

Object No.

2007/128/1

Physical Description

Shawl, handknitted wool, maker unknown, Estonia, c. 1989

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

Dimensions

Height

880 mm

Width

1600 mm

Production

Notes

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.

Made

c. 1989

History

Notes

This shawl was featured in 2007 in '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.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Dr Thomas Pill, 2007

Acquisition Date

18 September, 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Handknitted shawl made in Estonia 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 January 2018, <https://ma.as/363163>

Wikipedia

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