Object ID
1993.22.4
Object Name
Doily
Measurements
46.0375000000 cm. Diameter Since this is a doily, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
Cotton Crochet Thread
Object Entities
Kollintzas, Elaine (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
White crocheted circular doily with radiating design. The center of the doily has a circular hole, which acts as the center of the inner flower. Outside this flower, there are six flowers at six points, outside of which there are six petals. The doily then has a rather holey border. The doily isn't completely symmetrical, however.
Origin
Doilies were used to protect furniture or as decoration. Crocheting is a way of creating design out of thread using a crochet needle (which has a small hook on the end). As opposed to knitting, crocheting involved having only one loop of cloth open at a time.
Rights and Reproduction
The content on this site is made available for research and education purposes only. The use of these materials may be restricted by law or the donor.

Any other use, such as exhibition, publication, or commercial use, is not allowed except by written permission in accordance with the NHM Image Rights and Reproduction Policy.

For questions on image rights and reproduction, please contact nhmcollections@hellenicmuseum.org
Citation
Doily, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/5618. Accessed 09/25/20.