Object ID
2001.46.9
Object Name
Apron
Measurements
42.7050200000 cm. W x 63.8175000000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
Cotton
Object Entities
Katina, (created by)
Costas, Helen (owned by)
Katina, (is related to)
Costas, Helen (is related to)
Object Description
Apron, white with embroidered band near the bottom in red and blue. The band is outlined with three thin light blue stripes on either side. The top part of the band is blue, while the bottom part is red. The shapes look somewhat like hearts. In the middle, there is the islant Crete that says "Creta" above it and "Kphth." The white band at the bottom is doubled over, making it thicker than the rest of the cloth. There are two strings on either side of the apron for tying.
Origin
This apron is considered a half apron, since it only extends from the waist down. Aprons were popular before the 1960s in order to protect clothing. However, after the 1960s, aprons were used less often because of cheap clothes and the use of washing machines. Aprons like this one were often worn for doing chores inside the home.
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Citation
Apron, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/5659. Accessed 10/19/20.