25.5600200000 cm. W x 27.4650200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
White exquisite embroidered decorative bib. The bib has a border that consists of thread that forms a triangle with the edge and has a flower on the other end. The bib has flower cutwork designs. There is five groups of two flowers spread across the bib at points where the cloth juts out. There are two leaves per group, which are cut out with two threads going across them. The flowers themselves have cutwork edges while the middle is solid. There are three dots above the head of the floer, and three dots connecting the flowers on the ends to the nearest flower. The bib also has two white ribbons in the back in order to tie on the bib.
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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Bib, 1920 – 1939, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6400. Accessed 01/27/21.