Object ID
2005.5.24
Object Name
Coveralls
Date Created
1970s
Material
Yarn
Object Entities
HANDMADE, THEODORA PRICE (created by)
Price, Theodora (created by)
Price, Theodore (owned by)
Price, Theodora (is related to)
Object Description
Green and cream childrens overalls. The each leg is a different color, the left being a light green and the right in cream, but both sides do have about an inch of forest green color on the very edge of the leg. The cream coloring on the right leg does not come up all the way like the green on the left, but stops about an inch before the waist; the inchbefore the waist is the light green color. The waist band is in the forest green color like the edge of the pant legs. The chest piece is knitted with an eight pointed star with each point alternating colors of light to forest green. The piece has a cream backgroung and a forest green boarder. The back and side of the chest is plain and in the light green color. The straps are in the forest green and have a silver button with a family crest image (not an specific family).
Origin
Crocheted and kintted by Theodora Prce herself in the early 1970's. She had left Greece in 1962 for graduate studies in England, after which she worked for a bit in the University of Sydney, and then migrated to America in 1967, to New York and later came to Chicago in 1968. She taught Greek art and Archaeology at the University of Chicago. When she was pregant with her first son she quit teaching and researching and did fulltime preperation for motherhood. This piece was finised before her sons birth.
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Citation
Coveralls, 1970s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7387. Accessed 11/26/20.