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
This bedspread is mostly maroon, with white roses and a repeated floral design -- four big flowers with a diamond where the points of the flowers would meet. The bedspread is framed by a solid maroon band with closely arranged white flowers and geometric designs.  Its inside edge is defined by three white lines that run around the inside perimeter of the frame.  A maroon oval medallion with white roses and leaves adorns the center. 
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 04/10/21.