Alternative Name(s): Nightie, Nightdress

White cotton nightgown made in Slovenia in 1908 by Ivanka Bobek's mother for her glory box. Although Ivanka's mother died when she was 13 months old, some of the items from her mother's glory box were kept and given to Ivanka when she married. Ivanka brought these flounces along with several other items from her mother's glory box and a net scarf with her when she migrated to Australia in 1951, via Displaced Persons Camps in Europe. Each of the items Ivanka brought with her were handcrafted using traditional techniques, which she maintains.

Physical Description

White nightgown with long sleeves. It has one button at the neck. The neck is trimmed with lace, as are the sleeves. The letters 'BI' are embroidered in pink just below the neck. There are some pleats on the chest and below the the pink embroidery.


The practice of creating glory boxes is a tradition of many cultural groups represented in Victoria.

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