A long rectangular towel, 'mantilia'; made of natural cream cotton, woven with a twill herringbone pattern (weft dominant), 'kiparissoto'. A cream centre field containing two red framed by two green bands. Solid bands of colour, predominantly red, and with green, yellow, orange and dark blue, are worked to a depth of 23 cms approx at each end. The warp ends are plied and finished with small orange, red, green and yellow tassels.
- 1900-1914 (Papademetriou, Eleni 2000: 122)
- Found/Acquired: Cyprus
- Length: 94 centimetres
- Width: 50 centimetres
See: Papademetriou, Eleni (2000), Cypriot Ethnography Collections in British Museums, Nicosia, Ministry of Education and Culture, 114 - 123.
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Object reference number: EEU234
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