Object ID
1996.19.13
Object Name
Bedspread
Measurements
185.2625200000 cm. W x 211.4550000000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
Linen; Wool
Access Points
Object Description
Maroon and white with rose design in center. The bedspread is mostly maroon, with white roses. The edge has three white lines that come in occasionally, forming part of a triangle. The same border is repeated around the rose pattern. Between the two borders, there is a repeated floral design, which looks like four big flowers with a diamond where the points of the flowers would meet. This design is repeated over and over. The rose pattern acts a a border, inside of which is another flower border, which has a line border inside of it, which is filled with diamonds, except for an oval in the exact middle, which has roses in it.
Origin
Bedspreads were often used as a dowry gift in Greece. The potential groom would judge the size of the stack of blankets produced for the bride before deciding on whether or not to marry her.
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Citation
Bedspread, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/5781. Accessed 01/21/21.