Object ID
1998.7.6
Object Name
Apron
Measurements
72.5500200000 cm. W x 82.7100200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
cotton
Object Entities
Pamel, Masrian Vournas and Peggy (collected by)
hand-embroidered, manufactured (created by)
Voumas, Masrian (is related to)
Pamel, Peggy (is related to)
Object Description
Sky blue cotton apron with 2 beige stripes along the bottom. Apron loops over the head. Although it is manufactured, flower clusters have been added by hand-embroidery. The flowers are in clusters of three, with one red, one white, and one blue flower. They have an inner colored circle which is surrounded by an outer colored circle, much like a bullseye. In betewen the flowers, there are clusters of leaves. There are also teo beige stripes on each of the two pockets on the front, which each have two clusters flowers. The top part of the apron also has two beige stripes and wto clusters of flowers. The strings cross in the back to form an X, and it ties around the waist.
Origin
In the Object condition Report, this apron is described as a "Horiatiki Apron." Horiatiki is the traditional form of Greek salad, consisting of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives, and feta cheese. Aprons are used to prevent getting clothes dirty while cooking.
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Citation
Apron, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6161. Accessed 10/19/20.