A long rectangular towel, 'mantilia'. Made of natural cream twill woven cloth (weft dominant), with an obvious right and wrong side. A cream centre field, containing three grouped green bands framed by three grouped red bands. Solid bands of colour, predominantly red, and with green, yellow, orange and dark blue bands. The warp ends are plied and finished with small yellow, green, red and white tassels.
- 1900-1914 (Papademetriou, Eleni 2000: 122)
- Found/Acquired: Leokonoiko (?: source: Register of Antiquities, Volume 3)
- Length: 82 centimetres
- Width: 45 centimetres
'Towel, 'mantilia'. Cotton twill weft face; white with red, blue and yellow bands, 'moustres' and tassels on either narrow end', from: Papademetriou, Eleni (2000), Cypriot Ethnography Collections in British Museums, Nicosia, Ministry of Education and Culture, 122.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: EEU235
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