Object ID
2005.5.29.1
Object Name
Dress
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
Pink and white, crochette dress with bow around the waist. The sleeves are full lengeth and neck line is in a U-shape. Small piece of string is used for the belt/bow. Full skirt with curved/wavy design for the bottom. On the back on the dress there are three (possibly use to be four) bottons starting at the neck and going to the waist. In the back the skirt is not fully connected but one side is longer then the other to give coverage. The pink of the yarn is greatly faded but is till present in the sleeves and spots at the bottom, there is also some orange discoloration on the right side of the skirt as well as left of the neck.
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
Dress, 1970s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7395. Accessed 11/26/20.