18.8925200000 cm. W x 22.3850200000 cm. L The length does not include the ribbons. Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
White embroidered baby bib with lace on the outside. The bib is somewhat shaped like a four leaf clover and has embroidery and small cutwork along the edge. This consists of circles with holes in the middle which are connected by a dashed line. All of the embroidery is done in white. The lace on the outside has a scalloped edge and an interlocking lattice that forms diamond shapes, with white circles at the bottom. There are two white ribbons used 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, circa 1920 – 1939, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6404. Accessed 12/09/21.