31.5925200000 cm. W x 37.3075200000 cm. L The width of the dress was taken, and may change depending on how the doll is displayed., Item (Overall)
The doll is wearing an elaborate yellow dress that is covered in flower shaped sequins. There is golden fringe around the edge. The outermost flower border is made of orange flowers with blue buttons at the center and silver flowers with blue buttons at the edges. The next section is separated by a ribbon with golden circles in it. The flowers are blue with yellow centers, while the flowers on the edge are silver with a blue flower on top of it, with the same yellow center. After this there is a wavy golden border, inside of which there are still more blue flowers with yellow centers. The wavy border goes straight down the back of the dress, and zigzags horizontally across the back. Her waistband, veil, and arms all have the circular golden ribbon around them. She has a yellow and white lace flower design on her bodice and in rows on her underdress, with the wavy golden braid at the top. On the bottom of her underdress, there is the circular golden ribbon. Her cuffs are made of wide plain white lace with the wavy golden ribbon around them, as well as round golden sequins. The edge of her cuffs has the same fringed border as the bottom of her dress. She is wearing a white lace veil with a diamond pattern, the same as her cuffs. The veil is lined with brownish sequins, with a circle of the brownish and blue sequins on the top of her head. Around her hair there is a golden ribbon with a peach border interwove. Her hair is black and she has blue eyes and red lips. There are two coins as earrings with orange beads. Under her underdress, there is a garment made of a stiffer material that is a plain beige color. She is wearing black plastic shoes.
This doll is in traditional native costume. It is included in a list that is said to be part of a collection of twelve dolls in traditional regional costume, and is a handmade souviner in Greece.
This type of dress may be characteristic of the era during Ottoman occupation, or the mid 15th century, which led to a blending of Eurpoean and local styles.
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Doll, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11230. Accessed 11/28/23.