Object ID
2005.5.18
Object Name
Cap
Date Created
1930s
Material
cotton; linen
Object Entities
Object Description
White embroidered baby cap. On the front of the cap there is an embroidered pyrmaid like design: floral like pattern on the end and in the center is a simple embroidered line and as the eye moves up the cap the lines become smaller and at the very top of the "pyramid" is a single flower. The cap is finished off with a lace trim. Back of cap has a U-shaped line in the center and one line in the corner. Tips of the cap has a thin string for the tie.
Origin
Designed and embroidered by Evangelia Hadzisteliou, born in Smyra in 1898; she fled to Athens with her family to escape the Turks in the burning of Smyrna in 1922. She had her son in 1934 and her daughter, Theodora, in 1938.She passed away in Athen in 1978. She was was a very talented painted and embrodery designer, and worked as such in Athens. This blanket was worn by her son and daughter and later her daughters two sons, Morgan Nicholas and Akles. The were created somewhere between the 1920's and 1930's or after she married in 1932.
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Citation
Cap, 1930s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7785. Accessed 01/21/21.