Object ID
2005.8.22
Object Name
Skirt
Measurements
92.8700200000 cm. H x 82.0750200000 cm. W width is 13.563 inches at waist and 32.313 inches at bottom. Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Object Entities
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Object Description
Sheer beige skirt with purple lines forming squares and blue and red flowers throughout. The blue and red flowers are in groups of two, with leaves surrounding them. The flowers have a black center with green and white circles around them. The red flowers have a blue circle outside of the white circle while the blue flowers have a red circle outside of the white one. There is an approximately two inch hem on the bottom. Some brownish stains and some areas of loss. Interior waistband of a heavier fabric.
Origin
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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Citation
Skirt, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6345. Accessed 01/21/21.