Young girl's white nylon petticoat. 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 nylon white petticoat with narrow shoulder straps v shaped neckline and square back. Bodice and straps edged with lace threaded with white ribbon. Full skirt of stiff nylon net decorated with two broad bands of white ribbon. Overlay of machine made lace attached to lower half of skirt, with scalloped hem. Petticoat skirt lined with white fabric. Machine stitched throughout.

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