Object ID
1993.52.1
Object Name
Bag
Date Created
before 1920
Measurements
29.6875200000 cm. W x 31.9100200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
Wool
Object Entities
Kouimelis, Gust (is related to)
Kouimelis, Georgia (is related to)
Object Description
Handmade wool Tagari bag with a yellow background and Acropolis and Greek key design woven in orange and white. There is a top and bottom stripe on the bag that is orange. The Acropolis has white pillars and top with orange shading. There are also white clouds. Above the orange stripe at the bottom, there is a stripe in orange, white and yellow, followed by the Greek key design in white on a yellow background with orange shadings. This is followed by another orange, white and yellow stripe, with the depiction of the Acropolis above it. The strap of the bag is braided orange, white, and yellow cloth that is attached down the outside of the sides of the bag. The inside of the bag is much less faded than the outside, and on the inside the orange looks pink. The strap also has a knot tied in the top.
Origin
Peloponessos, or the Peloponnese, is a peninsula in Southern Greece. It is where the Greek War of Independence began in 1821, and was the "heart of affiars" in Ancient Greece.
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Citation
Bag, before 1920, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6138. Accessed 11/23/20.