new shoes

At the end of WWII people in Athens were suffering from starvation and poverty. Photographer Voula Papaioannou took a photo of a little girl who was given a pair of new shoes and could not stop looking at them. It was very hard for her to believe that they were hers and she was hesitant in throwing away her old rugged pair that she kept holding tight in her hands. This little piece of embroidery is inspired by this historical photograph where a pair of new shoes signified that the nightmare was over. At least temporary…