172.0900800000 cm. H x 79.2175200000 cm. W Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed, Item (Overall)
A silver colored crocheted lace table runner with flower pattern throughout. The pattern resembles individual flowers with short stems and two leaves throughout the lace, with dots scattered in between. A floral pattern trim around all sides. This floral pattern resembles flowers growing on the same vine that winds itself around the edge. There is a seam in each corner.
The donor's father, Aristotle, came to America from Greece in 1903 and worked many jobs in New York and Ohio, until he settled in Chicago Heights, IL. He founded a small retail general store in 1907 selling ready to wear and specialized in the sale of fabrics. He is reputed to be the first Greek in this business in the U.S.A. His business prospered and he became very active in the church and other community activities in America and in Greece. For his many good services and contributions he was awarded the title of Grand Crusader of the Order of the Orthodox Crusaders of the Holy Sepulcher by the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Damianos II.
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Runner, Table, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6334. Accessed 01/21/21.