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    A length of twill woven cotton textile, 'pantelonikki'; machine made. Alternating thin black and mid-blue stripes (not solid) on a natural cream 'ground'. One selvedge at the longer side. 'N 82' in red pigment on one side and the number '82' in lilac pigment in one corner on the other.

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    • 1900-1914 (Papademetriou, Eleni 2000: 119)
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    • Length: 59.5 centimetres
    • Width: 34 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See: Papademetriou, Eleni (2000), Cypriot Ethnography Collections in British Museums, Nicosia, Ministry of Education and Culture, 114 - 123.

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    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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[Cotton twill textile, 'pantelonikki': white with green bands on the warp.]

[Cotton twill textile, 'pantelonikki': white with green bands on the warp.]

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