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Object ID
1997.42
Object Name
Glove
Date Created
1924
Alternative Name
Wedding
Measurements
11.2725200000 cm. W x 46.1975200000 cm. L Since this is fabric, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
Silk
Object Entities
Manufactured, (created by)
Foutris, Tina (is related to)
Alepokoritis, Mary (is related to)
Skordoulis, Tom (is related to)
Object Description
Two white silk wedding gloves with two wrist buttons. The right glove has been found, but the left glove is missing. the fingers and palm of the glove are stained, and the glove is wider at the bottom
Origin
Mary Alepokoritis married Tom Skordoulis in September of 1924. Their daughter, Tina Foutris, donated the gloves. Bridal gloves were originally worn to show status and power, when gloves were worn to all formal ceremonies. It is said that the longer the glove, the more formal the occasion. in the 18th and 19th centuries, gloves were a were a wedding favor to all guests. Gloves worn by the bride are supposed to symbolize grace.
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Citation
Glove, 1924, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6433. Accessed 04/18/21.