38.4175000000 cm. W x 49.3725200000 cm. L Since this is a doily, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Linen oval trimmed with handmade cotton tatting. The tatting is in the shape of a flower with six petals. Within each petal is another flower with eight petals.
This belonged to the donor's mother Koula (Lazou) Counelis who came to America to marry the donor's father, Antonio Counelis in Chicago Heights, IL. She was born in Karistos, Eubea, Greece. After Chicago Heights, her and her usband moved to Berwyn, IL, where she lived for 44 years and died at the age of 96. The linen was manufactured, while the cotton border was handmade.
Tatting is using a series of knots and loops in order to make the fabric more durable. It was made to imitate point lace.
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Doily, 1920, Koula Lazou Counelis, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6767. Accessed 04/11/21.