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A long rectangular towel, 'mantilia'; made of natural cream cotton, woven with a twill herringbone pattern (weft dominant), 'kiparissoto'. The cream centre field has both twill and tabby woven bands. In the centre is a green band framed by two red bands. Solid bands of colour, predominantly red, and with green, yellow, orange and dark blue, are worked to a depth of 24 cms approx at each end. The warp ends are plied and finished with small red, tassels.
- 1900-1914 (Papademetriou, Eleni 2000: 122)
- Found/Acquired: Cyprus
- Length: 90.5 centimetres
- Width: 51 centimetres
See: Papademetriou, Eleni (2000), Cypriot Ethnography Collections in British Museums, Nicosia, Ministry of Education and Culture, 114 - 123.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: EEU233
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