78.2650200000 cm. W x 60.0075000000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change dependin gon how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
White hand embroidered nanny apron. The apron is in the shape of a square, with white ties at either side of one corner. This corner folds down and has a seam doubling over the fabric on it. The apron has a cutwork dashed line along the hem of the apron. It also has four vertical lines in the front where the fabric has been sewn together. There is a safety pin with a large head on the folded down piece of fabric in the front.
The baby things were designed and embroidered by Evangelia Hadzisteliou, who was born in Smyrna in 1898. She fled to Athens with her family, escaping the Turks in the burning of Smyrna in 1922. She had a son in 1934 and a daughter (Theodora) in 1938. She died in Athens in 1978. She was a talented painter and embroidery designer, and worked as such in Athens, supporting her whole family, and putting her older brother through medical school. She was the oldest of four, with three younger brothers. The baby items were worn by the donor, her brothers and sisters, and her two sons, Morgan Nicholas and Alkes.She married in 1932, and some of her handmade items were a part of her dowry.
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Apron, 1920 – 1939, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6398. Accessed 04/16/21.