Object ID
Object Name
Bag, Tagari
Date Created
50.9600200000 cm. W x 51.5950200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Object Entities
Spiro, Helen (owned by)
Spirokaragas, Helen (is related to)
Spiro, Christine (is related to)
Spiro, Demetri (is related to)
Karagas, James (is related to)
Spiroross, Katherine (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Large woven tagari style handbag in red and black wool. Geometric, floral design in burgundy, rose, yellow, orange, beige and black in reverse patterns on opposite sides. One side the background is red with two rows of three pink and yellow flowers. There are blue diamonds between the two bottom flowers and orange diamonds between the two top flowers with blue diamonds on top. The other side is black with a red border and two rows of three pink and yellow flowers. The diamonds between the lower flowers is orange, while between the middle flowers it is blue, with pink diamonds on top in one row and pink and orange diamonds on top of the other flower. The strap of the bag is red, black, and beige and is attached to two beige loops at either side of the bag. Both sides have diamond shapes down the middle outlined in beige.
Handmade for Helen and Demitri M Spiro by their Yiayia (two bags were donated). It was given to them when they reached school age. It was owned by Helen Kilavous Spiro. This was donated in the memory of Helen Spiro Karagas and Christine Spiro Kelam by James C. Karagas (Helen's husband), Katherine Spiro Ross (their sister), and Demetri M. Spiro (their brother).
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Bag, Tagari, 1925, IN MEMORY OF HELEN SPIROKARAGAS & CHRISTINE SPIRO, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6900. Accessed 04/17/24.