Beige and taupe table mat with cutout work. Handmade using linen fabric and taupe colored cotton thread. This rectangle placemat has a plain central rectangle with surrounding ornate, geometric design and cutout work. The geometric design can be described as having a wide variety of sqaure shapes, crosses, triangles, and so on. The border is delicate utilizing only the thread material. There is a small stain on one side in the central rectangle.
This table mat was created in Myteline, Greece by Mina Tiftinksis. It can be used for a table setting when dining. It can also be used as a basic home accessory. 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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Mat, Table, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7287. Accessed 07/24/21.