29.3700200000 cm. W x 28.1000200000 cm. L Dimensions do not include the ribbons. Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
White, embroidered flowers and lace pattern on edges. Composed of two flaps. Both flaps are mad of a thin see-through material. The first flap has white flowers embroidered on it, where the petals of the flowers have been cut out, leaving a gridlike design in its place. The flowers are connected to each other by vines, with three flowers in the middle and three flowers spread out on either side along the edge, which is scalloped The second flap has no embroidery, but has a lacey border attached. This border has flowers along the bottom and vertical lines above them. The bib ties in the back by 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/6403. Accessed 01/21/21.