Red square with red, pink, white and black pattern making a concentric square filled with small circular details in same colors. Many brownish stains and smudges. The outer edge has flowerlike designs, with a circle with a flower in the middle and a flowerlike shape with seven petals on the outside. The middle of the handkerchief has a Paisley pattern. There are designs in between
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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Handkerchief, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6346. Accessed 01/19/21.