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Hat - Velvet, Dark Pink, 1920s Object Reg. No: HT 2243

Summary:
Pink and blue velvet hat. Worn by Greek immigrant Lili Sigalas in the 1920s. Lili migrated to Australia in 1922, with James Sigalas, her father-in-law to be, and her elder sister Alex, to marry Letho Sigalas. The couple were married at the Greek Orthodox Church on Victoria Parade, on 18 July 1923, just eight days before Lili's 19th birthday. Letho worked in his father's café's and the young couple moved in a very sociable set, composed of their own young Greek cousins. They had cars, sophistication and some affluence.
Description:
Circular, 'floppy' hat, made from dark pink velvet around the edge and a dark blue synthetic fabric on the top, which is embroidered in a rose design with dark pink, pale pink, blue and gold thread. Hat is lined with beige fabric. Circular wire inserted in rim.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 80 mm (Height), 260 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, women s clothing accessories, hats, headwear, social life
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: headwear
Date Used: 1920-1929
User: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Victoria, Australia, 1920s

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