25.5600200000 cm. H x 17.9400200000 cm. W Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
A maroon bag with two red rope loops (to carry by), green beaded design around edges and a white, light blue, dark blue and yellow design of a rose and an insect on both sides. The rose is white and outlined in dark blue. The stems are yellow while the leaves are light blue. The insect has a yellow body with white wings and blue legs, as well as green antennae. Blue, green, and red beaded hanging loops on bottom edge. Multicolored tassle hangng off one side. Some broken or missig areas of beads.
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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Purse, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6352. Accessed 11/25/20.