Object ID
2005.5.20
Object Name
Pillowcase
Date Created
1930s
Material
cotton; linen
Object Entities
Object Description
Embroidered white baby pillowcase with lace edging. There is cut embroidery in the four corners: four small squars forming a larger on with triangular shapes in the corners and arrow like designs on the sides. Going length wise the design is connected by two embroidered lines and width wise, one side, is connceted by a strip of floral pattern. Also in two of the corner of the pillow case, connected to the lace edging, is a single stitched on flowers. The back is plain white with two flaps that are connected by buttons.
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, supporting her whole family and putting through medical school her older brother. This item is an original design of hers and was also embroidered and sawn by hand.
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Citation
Pillowcase, 1930s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7787. Accessed 01/18/21.