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Dress - Wedding, Cream Velvet, 1923 Reg. No: HT 2240 1
- Wedding dress in cream velvet worn by Lili Vrahamis at her wedding to Letho Sigalas at the Greek Orthodox church in Victoria Parade, Melbourne on 18 July 1923. It was made by a Greek dressmaker in Melbourne. After the ceremony, a large dinner was given for the newlyweds at café in Punt Road. Lili (Eleni) Sigalas (nee Vrahamis), was born in 1904, on the Greek Island of Sikinos. She was engaged to Letho, her cousin, in 1920. The couple had two daughters Danae in June 1924 and Magarita Babette in 1931.
- Cream velvet dress with georgette sleeves, pearl brooch and hanging beads, waxed orange blossom.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2003
|Dimensions:||665 mm (Width), 1980 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Width from sleeve to sleeve: 820 mm|
|Tagged with:||immigration, wedding costumes, weddings, women s clothing, greek communities, greek immigration|
|Themes this item is part of:||Sigalas Family Collection, Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS|
|User:||Mrs Lili Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 Jul 1923
Worn by Lili at her wedding to Letho Sigalas
|Place & Date Made:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1923|