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Collar & Components - Black, Beaded, Turkey, 1800-1900 Object Reg. No: HT 2383

Nineteenth century black beaded collar from Istanbul. This collar was brought to Australia by Lili Sigalas (nee Vrahamis), when she migrated to Australia in 1922 to marry Letho Sigalas. The collar belonged to Lili's grandmother. Lili and Letho were married at the Greek Orthodox Church on Victoria Parade, Melbourne in 1923. Lili was active in the Melbourne Greek community and was a member of the International Club and the Greek Red Cross. She passed away in Melbourne in the 1990s.
Wide black beaded collar. Small cylindrical beads form geometric shapes and leaf forms. There are larger, spherical beads throughout the collar. There is a long, narrow section which is thought to have been separated from lower centre area of collar. A collection of loose beads, some attached to cotton thread, were acquired with the collar, and incorporated back into it.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 355 mm (Height), 430 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, women s clothing accessories, beadings, brought goods, families
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: clothing accessories
User: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Victoria, Australia, 1922
Place & Date Made: Istanbul, Turkey, pre 1900

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