56.9925200000 cm. W x 42.7050200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change dependin gon how it is displayed. The dimensions don't include the ties on the shoulders., Item (Overall)
Peach child's dress with blue embroidered. The bottom and top hems are scalloped with blue ribbon, and the top of the dress has ties on the shoulders. The ties have blue borders around them. The upper part of the dress has blue stitches that hold the peach fabric in the form of diamonds. The bottom of the dress has blue embroidered groups of three four-petaled flowers in a row surrounded by blue leaves. The groups of flowers are connected by a dashed line.
The baby things were designed and embroidered by Evangelia Hadzisteliou, who was born in Smyrna in 1898. She fled to Athens with her family, escaping the Turks in the burning of Smyrna in 1922. She had a son in 1934 and a daughter (Theodora) in 1938. She died in Athens in 1978. She was a talented painter and embroidery designer, and worked as such in Athens, supporting her whole family, and putting her older brother through medical school. She was the oldest of four, with three younger brothers. The baby items were worn by the donor, her brothers and sisters, and her two sons, Morgan Nicholas and Alkes.She married in 1932, and some of her handmade items were a part of her dowry.
Theodora Price was the only child to wear this dress.
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Dress, 1930s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7386. Accessed 01/27/21.