Cuderman Anica

Cuderman Anica



Anica learnt Slovenian traditional handicrafts from her mother Anica (born Kežman), and has dedicated a great deal of her time and effort in producing a variety of handicrafts. Many of her products have been a contribution to the maintenance of Slovenian cultural heritage in Australia. She made the Slovenian national costume head-gear - avba and national costumes for dolls to exhibit in Slovenian club and as gifts for friends. She has embroidered or crocheted table -cloths and decorative table mats, for the sheer joy of creating. Her greatest work is the great wall tapestry The Last Supper (1545 x 550 cm), which took 322,938 stitches and five years to complete. She also produced the macrame hanging centrepiece of the club Planinka, with dolls in national costumes.
Anica Cuderman born Molan arrived in Melbourne by sea in May 1958 together with her family, her father Vinko Molan, her mother Anica and brothers Edvard, Vinko and Andrej. Her father was very much involved with Slovenian emigrant community and was elected president of Slovenian Association Melbourne, when the first Slovenian club premises were acquired in Carlton, Melbourne city centre.