Object ID
2000.1.9
Object Name
Bag, Tagari
Measurements
45.8800200000 cm. W x 41.5925000000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
Wool
Object Entities
Furla, Maria (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Wool multi colored bag. The edges of the bag are stitched together with red yarn. The handle of the bag is green and red, with a yellow, red, green, pink, orange, blue, and white tassel on the ends (both are on the same side of the bag). The designs on the bag are in bright shades of red, yellow, gren, pink, orange, and blue with a background color of white. The design at the top of the bag is roughly hourglass shaped, with the top of the hourglass being bigger than the bottom part. It consists of five vertical lines that come together and then spread out again. At the narrow part in between each design, there is a diamond shape. Below this, there is a thin row of diamonds followed by a green and pink line. Below this is a bigger diamond design, with a small diamond in the middle surrounded by an outline of a different color and so on. In between each diamond, there is a triangle above and below it, which are the same color. Below the diamond, there are H shapes. This is followed by the diamond design again, with a green and pink line. After this, there is a row of small diamonds. Then there are slightly larger diamond shapes with smaller hourglass shapes. The design is the same on the other side, but the color pattern and designs are in different orders. There is also a row of arrow shapes.
Origin
Maria Furla, the donor, was a native of Nestani, Tripolis, Greece. A tagari is a handbag that is generally made out of one strip of woven wool that is then folded in half and sewn together on the sides. It can be used as a purse or for collecting produce, such as olives.
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Citation
Bag, Tagari, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7861. Accessed 09/25/22.