Blue and white striped sash with tassels. Part of Children's Foustanella.
The sash is striped with white and navy blue horizontal stripes. The material is knitted cotton. The white stripes are all white; however, the blue stripes have white in them. In the blue stripes, there are diagonal stripes, the blue stripes are about twice the size as the white stripes. It is the same striped pattern on both sides. Additionally, there are eight small, white tassels on both ends. The tassels are made by many small strings being twirled together. The tassels are frayed at the ends.
The sash was donated on behalf of Louis Vellos who brought the object from Greece in the early 1950s.
The sash 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. The look includes a loose-fitting shirt, an embroidered vest, Fez hat, Tsarouxia (shoe), and fustanella which is a skirt-like garmet.
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Sash, 1950s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7760. Accessed 01/20/21.