A single white tablecloth, used by Paul Kachoris' mother, with woven fringe desing inset around the edges.
There are some stains, and some mend patches on the tablecloth. Table cloth was bought and used in Greece, and brought to America in 1937.
Item was hand-made by Paul Kachoris' grandparents in Evia, Greece. It was passed to his mother, who in turn brought it to America when she immigrated in 1937 with her husband (who left Greece in 1906 to work on the Panama Canal, joined the US Army during WWI for US citizenship, and then returned to Greece and married in 1937, before returning to America).
It has since been passed down to Paul Kachoris' after his mother passed away. In Greece, the item was used as a throw rug, as well as a hallway rug.
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Tablecloth, circa 1937, Paul Kachoris Textile Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/8501. Accessed 03/03/24.