How many of us are darning socks these days?
Some of the most poignant objects on display in Slice of Heaven – 20th Century Aotearoa are items of clothing that have survived the Great Depression. They’re such tangible reminders of how hard times were then. Some things, especially underwear and linings, were darned and patched many, many times.
So I’m really looking forward to Rosemary McLeod’s floor talk tomorrow about these extraordinary remnants of the Depression that she loaned to Te Papa for the exhibition.
Come to Slice of Heaven – Level 4 Te Papa
Saturday 27 November 2010