Table Mats - Round, Gold Embroidered, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: SH 000231

Summary:
Pair of embroidered table mats, part of the dowry of Irene Soumilas. Irene migrated to Australia from the Greek Island of Lefkas in 1958 to be married in 1959. Her dowry travelled in two trunks by ship, although she travelled by air. Many of her dowry items were made by local craftswomen, although other items were given to her by family and friends still living in Greece.
Description:
Set of two round embroidered table mats each with gold edging and embroidered repeating geometric pattern in gold thread.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mrs Irene Soumilas, 2000
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, domestic life, glory boxes, textiles, dowries, arranged marriages, manchester furnishings
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: dowries
Place Made: Lefkas , Greece, circa 1950s
User: Mrs Irene Soumilas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-2000

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