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 ...


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

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


1600 mm
880 mm


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


Gift of Dr Thomas Pill, 2007

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