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Marija Mojca Pungerčar
Subtitle: In Search of Closed Textile Factories in Slovenia

The digital edition of the printed edition from 2003

ISBN 978-961-92347-0-9

The booklet with the selected memories from Slovenian textile tradition: the stories from Slovene textile factories as remembered by former workers and neighbours, and curiosities from archives.

With english translation!

The digital edition has been released in collaboration with Skuc Gallery and Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana (the Schengen Women project).

(c)2003 - 2008 Marija Mojca Pungercar
(c)2008 Trivia Art

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The fragments from the Singer booklet:

As for social events connected with the factory, one of the people I spoke with recalled especially one occasion when he joined a group of women workers on a trip to Trieste. This was in the 1960s, when there were very strict customs controls. The women sewed German marks in their dresses, kerchiefs, and jackets. Once they had crossed the border, they ripped their clothes open to get the money out. When they came to a jewellery shop, all the women went in and just about terrified the owner. But they bought gold jewellery. (Kroj, Krka)

Not long ago, some of the former workers received a letter saying they should come to the factory to pick up some money. These old and infirm women, some of them with canes, showed up wondering where they should go, since there aren't any more signs on the factory. They each got from 3,000 to 5,000 SIT (about 13-21 EUR). (Tekstilna tovarna Tabor, Maribor)

This is one of the rare useful innovations. (Mahatma Gandhi about sewing machine)

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