Object ID
2016.1.1
Object Name
Blanket
Date Created
1911 – 1954
Measurements
143.8275000000 cm. H x 222.2500000000 cm. L, Item (Overall)
Material
Wool
Object Description
Large wool blanket. Mainly red in color, it is patterned with green, pink, white/yellow, brown, dark red, blue, light blue, and purple stripes across its entirety. On two sides, it has a beige fringe. The blanket is stitched together by mainly brown thread to join the pieces but contains some red thread as well. There are two small tears (about 1.4375 in. each) in the seam that connects the two pieces. Some of the fringe is also coming undone.
Origin
This blanket belonged to Angeline Dennis's mother, Theodora Paraskevopoulos Dennis who was born in Manari, Greece, a small village near Tripoli. Theodora came to the US in 1911 when she was 13 years old. Her brother Konstantinos brought her and her three sisters. Theodora married Peter Dennis (name shortened from Deginopoulos) when she was 22 years old. It is not known when, but she received the blanket from her mother Catherine Catsavis who lived in Greece. The blanket was then passed fown to Angeline on her mother Theodora's passing.
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Citation
Blanket, 1911 – 1954, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10960. Accessed 11/24/20.