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A woman's skirt wrap, a 'fota', worn in summer. Rectangular in shape, with a black upper section [49 cms] and a pink chequered lower section. Made of tabby woven cotton cloth; black warp in centre panel, with fine white stripes in the side panels (red at and near selvedges). Pink and white bands, giving a chequered pattern. Two bands with a line of yellow motifs; the larger, upper one a line of stylized blossoms; inlay work. Narrow pink, green and yellow bands beside the fringe.
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Length: 95 centimetres
Width: 125 centimetres
- Curator's comments
For another example of this type of skirt, see Eu2006,1103.28.
Text from Eth Doc 605: A 'fota', a summer skirt. Again ordered. The pink threads are silk, the black and white cotton. From mother. worn by women up to circa 40 years old. This kind of garment is never washed 'because of the dyes'. Circa 80 - 90 years old. Note: more recent examples feature lurex thread, 'peteala', but are still ordered, and not made at home. Mrs C had an example about fifteen years old, but did not want to sell it because she still wears it. * Mrs C talking (44 years old); her mother is circa 70 years old.'
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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