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Boudoir Gown - Tsitsopouli Bros, Light Blue, 1958 Object Reg. No: SH 000241

Summary:
Light blue bubble nylon boudoir gown made by the Tsitsopouli Bros in Athens in 1958, it formed 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:
Light blue full length bubble nylon boudoir gown. The gown has half length sleeves with white edging and a v neckline also with white edging. There is a pale blue bubble nylon ruffle around the shoulders and top of the gown and a pale blue satin ribbon tied in a bow attached to the top of the gown on the front.
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: women s clothing, immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, domestic life, glory boxes, textiles, dowries, arranged marriages
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: dowries
Manufacturer: Tsitsopouli Bros., Athens, Greece, 1958
User: Mrs Irene Soumilas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-2000

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