Object ID
1993.23.1
Object Name
Bedspread
Measurements
160.9725000000 cm. W x 212.0900000000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
Cotton; Wool
Object Entities
Livaditis, Ted (is related to)
Object Description
Red and faded pink. Handwoven with overall cross design and narrow crochet edge. Four narrow red ovals meet at an X in the middle, and in the squares in between the ovals, there is a red and pink checked pattern. The designs are done in red, whilc the pink acts as a base. The opposite side has the inverse design. The narrow crochet edge is done in red and are only along the top and the bottom.
Origin
Some blankets were used as a part of a dowry for women. They were stacked up in a pile that the prospective groom would look at before agreeing to marriage.
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Citation
Bedspread, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/5730. Accessed 09/27/20.