About this objectPinafore, child's; white lawn pinafore with lace yoke and lace-edged frills.
The back opening from neck to hem is fastened with one pearl button and a handmade buttonhole at yoke and white cotton tape drawstring tie at neck.
Pinafores were worn over darker dresses for school and daywear as it was easier to wash them though they still required starching and ironing.
Medium and Materialsprocessed material, textile, cotton;
processed material, textile, lace;
organic, animal, shell, mother of pearl
Measurementsh 500mm (shoulder to hem)
Subject and Association Keywordsmanners and customs, costume. dress. fashion
Subject and Association Keywordstechnology, handicrafts, dressmaking
Subject and Association Keywordstechnology, handicrafts, homecrafts
Credit LineFrom the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".