Heritage item of the week: baby clothing

This week we are showing you some baby clothing. A small pair of bootees, made from fabric, are fragile and the time it would have taken to produce these means they were definitely a labour-of-love. The clothing was worn by Jenny Kerslake (donor) and her two sisters in the 1950s. All were born in Waverley; their mother’s family name was Booker. Elslea estate, a farm on Rangikura Road, was managed by her father.  If you have more information about these items that would be useful for our catalogue, contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or museum@stdc.govt.nz, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection 1978.275.1 (bootees), 2013.023 (clothing).

(h)1978.275 (h)2013.023

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