Object ID
Object Name
Date Created
November 16, 2001
Cotton; Linen
Object Entities
Handmade/embroidered, (created by)
Costas, Helen (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
A corse knit napkin of cream with a border of embroidered light gold. In one of the napkin there is a flower, embroidered in metallic red, pink, gold and burnt umber thread. The flower has black stamen with gold spots.
Donated by Helen Costas. These napkins are from Chania, Crete. Chania is the second biggest Cretan citiy. It lies along the west coast of the island. The history of the city dates back to the Neolithic era. Today, Chania is a somewhat popular tourist destination and is very successful off of its olive oil exportation.
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Napkin, November 16, 2001, National Hellenic Museum, Accessed 03/30/23.