Embroidered pillow case, with lace edging. An inch away from the side, on three of the sides is an emboirdered "candle" like design. There are eleven of these images: three lined embroiderment with a flower sitting on top of it is a single flower and the lines are resting on a leaf base is a flower in the center. The back has no decoration and has two flaps of fabric and connect with closure buttons.
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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Pillowcase, circa 1930, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7788. Accessed 01/21/21.