Mom’s 90 year old ‘hoostka’ blanket shawl

My mother, Anastasia (Hlady) Okun brought this with her from Perimlia, Ukraine in 1929 when she came to Canada. She was sponsored by her uncle, Carl Schur of Ethelbert, Man. It measured 66″ x 48″ with 6″-long fringes made of pure wool. She wore it as a head/shoulder cover (kerchief) or as a lap blanket to keep warm, especially riding in open sleigh during winters. She gave it to me before she passed away. It has kept it shape very good. –Sandy Rowlett, Rose Valley, Sask.