CREAM SHIRT; PART OF FOUSTANELLA
The shirt is made of cream knitted cotton. The front of the shirt has three pearl colored buttons done the front. One at the collar, one a few inches down, and one in the middle of the shirt. A few inches from the bottom there is a thin, cream colored strip that is sewed into the shirt horizontally. Below the strip, there is no cut for the shirt to be open, but it is folded over. Above the horizontal strip the ends of the shirt are lined with white string. The collar also is lined with white string. There is a line stitching from the shoulder to the collar. One the front of the shirt there is brown staining. The sleeves are short sleeves.
On the back of the shirt there is a line of white stitching that goes from shoulder to shoulder. There is pleating at the top of the shirt under the line of stitching. There is a line of stitching that run vertically the lenght of the sleeve. And the bottom of the shirt has a line of stitching. There are a few brown stains on the back of the shirt.
This shirt was donated on the behalf of Louis Vellos who brought it over from Greece in the early 1950s.
The shirt is part of the Amalia style of dress. The look includes a loose-fitting shirt, an embroidered vest, Tsarouxia (shoe), Fez (hat) and fustanella which is a skirt-like garmet. The stocking is part of a child's Foustanella. The Foustanella is the official uniform of the Evzones who are the Presidential Guards. The Foustanella is the official costum for men.
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Shirt, 1950s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7754. Accessed 01/18/21.