43.0225200000 cm. W x 47.1500200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Pink hand knitted baby gown with button and white ribbon belt. The gown has purl stitches at the top, with a crochet band in the middle and knitted stitches below the ribbon belt. There are three silver colored buttons located at the back of the dress. The bottom hem of the dress is folded outward to show the purl stitching. The ribbon belt is tied in a bow in the front, and weaves through the crochet part of the dress. This is a part of a corresponding outfit (2005.5.10)
This was knitted by the donor, Theodora Hadzisteliou Price in the early 1970s, while pregnant with her first son. She quit teaching and research in Archaeology and did fulltime preparation for motherhood. She had left Greece in 1962 for graduate studies in England, after which she worked for a bit in the University of Sydney, Australia, and then migrated to America in 1967 to New York, after which she came to chicago in 1968 and taught Greek Art and Archaeology at the University of Chicago.
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Dress, 1970s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6407. Accessed 11/26/20.