Object ID
Object Name
18.5750200000 cm. W x 24.6075200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Object Entities
Price, Theodora (is related to)
Hadzisteliou, Evangelia (is related to)
Object Description
White bib embroidered with pink and blue flowers. The flowers are around the edge and alternate between pink and blue. Each flower has seven petals and the color of the middle is the opposite of the petal color (blue flowers have pink middles). At the top of the bib, there are a row of dots of alternating colors instead of flowers. The bib ties with a white ribbon in the back. The bib is somewhat shaped like a four leaf clover, with big rounded edges. There is a lace edge that is scalloped, with three small white embroidered leaves in each section.
The baby things were designed and embroidered by Evangelia Hadzisteliou, who was born in Smyrna in 1898. She fled to Athens with her family, escaping the Turks in the burning of Smyrna in 1922. She had a son in 1934 and a daughter (Theodora) in 1938. She died in Athens in 1978. She was a talented painter and embroidery designer, and worked as such in Athens, supporting her whole family, and putting her older brother through medical school. She was the oldest of four, with three younger brothers. The baby items were worn by the donor, her brothers and sisters, and her two sons, Morgan Nicholas and Alkes.She married in 1932, and some of her handmade items were a part of her dowry.
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Bib, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11246. Accessed 12/09/21.