Object ID
1994.35.3
Object Name
Apron
Measurements
73.3425000000 cm. W x 72.0725000000 cm. L The width was taken at the bottom of the apron. Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
linen
Object Entities
Kotts, Nora (collected by)
embroidered, Hand (created by)
Lambrakis-Conolis, by (owned by)
Kotis, Nora (is related to)
Lambrakis-Conolis, Magdalen (is related to)
Object Description
Apron of ecru linen with beige inserts above ruffle and also on pockets with dark blue flowers. There is one pocket on the left side of the apron. The ruffle is on the bottom of the apron. There are two strips of inserts that go up the apron, dividing it into thirds, as well as a strip that outlines the pocket. These inserts are a lighter color than the apron and consisted of six petaled dark blue flowers seperated by a white stem with four leaves.
Origin
This apron is considered a half apron, since it only extends from the waist down. Aprons were popular before the 1960s in order to protect clothing. However, after the 1960s, aprons were used less often because of cheap clothes and the use of washing machines. Aprons like this one were often worn for doing chores inside the home. Aprons are also a part of traditional Greek clothing.
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Citation
Apron, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6092. Accessed 10/19/20.