39.8475200000 cm. W x 47.1500200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Handmade white virgin wool vest. Part of traditional folk costume. Adorned with multicolored crewel work on the back with copper elements embedded in the crewel work. 10 round buttons on each side, with two zippers for closure. The crewel work has two emroidered green stems or vines with orange on the top and copper where the flower would be. In between them, there is a green squiggle outlined in purple and black with a copper circle on the left side. The green stems also have a loop, in which there is ia purple and pink bulge with a piece of copper that has circles in it. The green stems also have two copper leaves each. At the bottom of the design, and in between the green stems, there are two purple, orange, and black squigglies with copper on the inside, as well as a T shaped piece of copper in between. Outside the green stems at the bottom of the design, there are two purple pieces shaped roughly like C's with pink in the middle. In the top corner of the C, there is a round piece of copper, and there is also a piece in the bottom of the C's.
This is the type of outfit that would've been wornd during the Byzantine Era of Greek history, since it consists of a brightly embroidered skirt, yet still has the same basic patterns of the previous era.
Crewelwork is a type of surface embroidery using wool.
Found in "Remembering Generations: Immigration" box
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Vest, 1970, 1970, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6054. Accessed 10/18/21.