A Weaving Wonder

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I received a beautiful surprise today, the postman delivered this purse sent by the weaver Rolandos in Cyprus. I’d interviewed him for my book and sent him a complimentary copy.As a token of his appreciation he made me this purse. Isn’t it fabulous?

On the packaging it describes it thus :-

“This herringbone technique, known since prehistoric times , is applied in the weaving of this piece, following the patterns of traditional Cypriot fabrics.

The fine weaving of such fabrics called ’twilled kyparrissota’ or ‘blocked’ during the 19th and 20th century AD put the  now occupied areas of Karavas and Lapithos on the map, making them known for their woven silk fabrics.

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