Handmade silk men's dress shirt. Natural beige with collar and pleated breast . No buttons or closures.
Mrs. Noti bought eggs/seeds (the size of mustard seeds). They must be kept warm so Mrs. Noti kept them in her bosom. Fed them sycamore (mouryes) leaves. As they grow they divide. When they reach maturity the larvae are put onto tree branches and fed leaves. They then turn into cocoons. Before they get to the butterfly stage, they are taken to the factory which turns the cocoons into thread. The thread was given to her mother and she then spun this shirt on her loom. In 1908 Mrs. Noti sent this shirt to her brother in American and when Mrs. George got to the US her uncle gave it to her.
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Shirt, Dress, 1908, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/5754. Accessed 05/07/21.