Object ID
2004.5.16
Object Name
Pillow
Date Created
1950s
Measurements
39.3700000000 cm. W x 39.3700000000 cm. L, Item (Overall)
Material
Cotton Crochet Thread; Velvet
Object Entities
Tiftiksis, Anastasia (created by)
Gravenites, Helen (is related to)
Tiftiksis, Anastasia (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Decorative pillow with blue velvet fabric and white lace on top. This square pillow is made of an blue colored velvet. On the top, white lace lays over the the velvet. This crocheted lace has a has somewhat of a floral design. In the center is a circle, and radiating out of that are petal-like shapes. The lace has a scalloped edge. The center of the crocheted lace overlay is not exactly in the center of the pillow. On the back, there is only velvet and no lace. There are no apparent stains on the pillow. The corners are slightly folded in, not by design, but perhaps through years of use. On one of the corners, some clear string is poking out.
Origin
This pillow was made by Anastasia Tiftiksis around 1950. It was used as a decorative throw pillow, perhaps to place on a couch, chair, or bed. It is unknown how or when the pillow was acquired by the donor.
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Citation
Pillow, 1950s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7235. Accessed 01/24/21.