Pillow Case - Floral Embroidery, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: SH 000213

Summary:
Embroidered floral pillow case, 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:
White pillow case with scalloped edging on three sides. There is a double band of embroidered pink, blue and orange flowers on three sides of the case, and a single embroidered purple flower in each semi-circle of the scalloped edging.
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
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
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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