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Pink embroidered dress made from flour sacks in Athens after liberation

Object | Accession Number: 2003.144.2

Sabbath dress made by Dora Levy and her mother from flour sacks in wartime Athens, 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
use:  1944-1945
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
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:25:18
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