Object ID
2004.5.14
Object Name
Sham, Pillow
Material
Cotton
Object Entities
Tiftiksis, Anastasia (created by)
Gravenites, Helen (is related to)
Tiftiksis, Anastasia (is related to)
Tiftiksis, Mina (is related to)
Object Description
Multicolor pillow sham with fringe. The main colors used are orange, green, red, blue, and black. It has a geometric design with diamonds, triangles, squares, and the like. The repeated pattern has squares with orange and green used together and also with red and blue used together on the black background. There is a taupe border with repeated triangles going from black to red to taupe again. There is multicolored fringe on two of the edges. The back side is made of taupe/brown fabric. There are several stains. There is an opening on one side of the sham so that a pillow can be inserted.
Origin
This pillow sham was created in Myteline, Greece by Anastasia "Mina" Tiftinksis. It can be used as a home accessory to place over a pillow for decor purposes. It is unknown how or when the textile made its way to the US, nor is it known how the donor acquired it from Mina Tiftinksis.
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Citation
Sham, Pillow, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7233. Accessed 02/25/21.