Object ID
1996.1.1
Object Name
Petticoat
Date Created
1910
Material
COTTON
Object Description
White cotton petticoat, pleated with one layer going about halfway then ending in a ruffle and sewn to the second half. The bottom section is decorated with 10" cut work and embroidery in white thread depecting leaf and vine patterns, checkered squares, and abstract patterns, with even more pleats than the above layers. Ends are trimmed with thread in scalloped
Origin
PELAGIA HARRIS , NEE CHRISTODOULOU Handmade. brought the embroidered half-slip (petticoat) and pantelets (1996.2) to America in 1910. She emigrated from Kathikas, a village in the Paphos area of the Island of Cyprus. The items were stored in her trunk.
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Citation
Petticoat, 1910, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6577. Accessed 12/05/20.