Object ID
2004.5.25.B
Object Name
Veil
Measurements
100.4900200000 cm. W x 113.8250200000 cm. L Since the veil is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
Lace; Cotton
Object Entities
Gravenites, Helen (owned by)
Gravenites, Helen (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Wedding veil was found with the wedding dress and a garment meant to be worn under the dress. The veil has a repeated design of three leaves with pearls on them. These pearls appear to be white in color. There are beads glued to the top of the leaves. the avtual veil is made of thin netting that comes in two parts. The first part is shorter, while the second part is much longer. There are two triangle shapes in the back of the veil. There are two loops on the inside of the crown of the veil, where the fabric is attached.
Origin
Veils were thought to originally be worn in order to hide the bride from evil spirits. They also served to conceal the bride's face from her groom to be until the ceremony. They can represent modesty.
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Citation
Veil, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11281. Accessed 01/22/21.