Cotton tapestry style single curtain from Istanbul, made before 1914. It was brought to Australia by Lili Sigalas (nee Vrahamis), when she migrated to Australia in 1922 to marry Letho Sigalas. The curtain had hung in Lili's mother's house first in Istanbul and then in Athens. It was one of a number of pairs of curtains used for windows in winter and internal doors in summer. Perhaps it was a dowry gift to Lili from Callirrhoe. 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.

Physical Description

Cotton woven curtain in dark, medium and light brown, and beige colours, floral and geometric designs. There is fringing on two edges.

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