Young girl's white cotton apron. Made by Spoldzielnia Pracy Rekodziela Artystycnego, circa 1988-1989.

Part of a Polish regional costume forwarded to Mrs Grohs in Melbourne by her late mother, brother and sister from Poland. Mrs Grohs had requested a traditional girl's costume in anticipation of the birth of her grandchild. However, a grandson was born, so the costume was never worn. She had intended her grand-daughter would learn about her Polish heritage. Costumes of this type are made in Government run and funded folk art or 'culture workshops' in Poland. This particular example is representative of the Krakow region in Poland.

Physical Description

Young girl's apron of white cotton, with narrow waist band, narrow tie straps and scalloped hem. Front panel decorated with open work and embroidered motifs in white thread. Motif is repeated across front panel four and half times and consists of a floral arrangement in a basket with handle. Machine stitched throughout including embroidery.

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