Object ID
1993.16.1
Object Name
Embroidery
Date Created
1920s
Object Entities
Pilafas, Eugenia (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Rectangular, satin fabric with embroidered cross in center. The cross itself is solid black. Surrounding the top of the cross is a floral wreath: the flowers are small and a sea foam green color with yellow centers and a green steam and leaves. Towards the bottom of the cross, overlapping the base, is an embroidered anchor: it is raise slightly higher then the other embroidery, stitched in with a larger thread, and is outlined in black and within the center are small flat, black beads with raise yellow centers. Coming off the top of the anchor is a large chain, also done in the thicker string. Also overlapping/surrounding the base of the cross are numerous flowers and plant life. Three of the flowers are pink, two in a light purple. All of the steams and leaves are done in a multi-green string, minus one that uses tan and cream and grey. Although the front of the fabric is silk the back of it is in a more sheer, cotton like fabric and it is splitting from the silk. This could have been added to the back to give more support to the embroidery on the silk.
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Citation
Embroidery, 1920s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10640. Accessed 09/26/20.