Object ID
Object Name
Bag, Tagari
3.0175200000 cm. W x 40.9575000000 cm. L Dimensions do not include the handle. Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Object Entities
Gregory, Mary (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Slightly rectangular, large hand bag. Woven with yellow, pink, black, blue, red and green cloth (wool?). Slight fraying along the inside of the bag, along with worn areas in front. Heavy creas in middle. It has an alternating red and green handle that is looped through the sides and tied at one side, with the remainder of the handle dangleing down the edge and ending in a tassel. The majority of the background is black and peach. The edges of the bag are held together with green yarn. At the top, there is a thick pink seam on one side. The edges of the bag have a pink zigzag design outlined in green. The middle of the bag has a pentagon outline in blue, where the top two sides don't quite intersect, and the bottom side goes down at both ends to form diagonal legs. In the middle of this design, there is a blue + with red, yellow, green, and pink shapes coming off of each of the outer points (eight in all) to look like a flower. The reverse side has the same design, though it is slightly elongated.
Tagaris could be used as purses or to hold various goods, such as olives. They could also be a part of a woman's dowry. In some cases the woman would make the bag completely by hand, from the shearing of the sheep to the weaving of the tagari.
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Bag, Tagari, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7731. Accessed 08/14/22.