20.4800200000 cm. W x 27.7825200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
White enbroidered alore edges. The bib has a diamond design all along it, with two different types of diamonds. One type is a diamond inside of a bigger diamond, with an even smaller diamond in the middle, while the other type is a textured diamond. The bib is somewhat bell shaped with a point at the end.. There is a thinner fabric around the edge, which has four petaled flowers witha h ole in the middle. There are also holes around the bottom and top of this fabric, and the outside zigzags. There are two ribbons at the end to tie the bib into place.
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/6401. Accessed 01/21/21.