Handmade multicolored cumberband. The base of the band is a think tan cotton fabric. Stitched on the fabric is a layer of navy cotton fabric. Then embroidered on the navy fabric are two figure 8 designs. The colors are red, blue, orange, green, and pink. At the top of the band there is a strip of navy corduroy fabric. The tie straps are the same navy soft fabric.
Donated by Becky and John Bisioulis. The cumberband is part of a traditional folk costume from Greece. The costume is circa 1890-1920.
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Cumberband, February 22, 2013, 1890 – 1920, Bisioulis Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6135. Accessed 08/09/20.