Table Runner - Embroidered Duck Motif, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: SH 000233

Summary:
Table runner with an embroidered duck motif, 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. This duck motif was very fashionable in Lefkas when Irene's dowry items were made.
Description:
Rectangular table runner with repeating embroidered repeating duck motif in cream and beige thread and a boarder with a geometric design.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mrs Irene Soumilas, 2000
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 395 mm (Width), 1080 mm (Length)

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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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