24.4475000000 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 embroidered bib with lace and flower pattern and there are two cloth flaps that make up the bib. The front flap has a scalloped edge with three small nubs on each semicircle. Inside of this, there is an embroidered scalloped edge. On the main bib, there are small round flowers with a hole in the middle and stems. In the middle, there is a bunch of these flowers. There is also one bunch on either side. In between these bunches, there is a single flower. The second bib is plain and has a lace border attached. This border also contains bunches of circular flowers. The bib ties in the back with two white ribbons.
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, circa 1920 – 1939, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6402. Accessed 01/21/21.