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Pink embroidered dress made from flour sacks in wartime Greece

Object | Accession Number: 2003.144.2

Dress made by Dora Levy and her mother from flour sacks in wartime Thessaloniki (Salonika), Greece. Sarina, Dora's mother, dyed the cloth red; Dora Levy cut the fabric and sewed a shirt for her mother and a dress for herself. Dora Levy also embroidered the design on the dress pockets. Because of the shortage of clothing during the civil war in Greece, flour sacks were the only available source of fabric.

Date
1944-1945  (use)
Geography
use : Greece
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Category
Women's clothing
Object Type
Dresses (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dora Saltiel
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:57
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