Athienou Laces T-shirt

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The stories of lace unravel through oral testimonies bringing back to life the era of their flourishing circa the first half of the 20th century.  At the end of a hardworking day, the women of Athienou would sit to rest with a needle and cotton thread in their hands and a hard handmade cushion on their lap.

During the day they would gather in the narrow streets under the shade of big trees and at night around the oil lamp.  Chatting away they would create the elaborate lace known as Venice or pitottes and the oloploumes (made entirely of lace without linen cloth) lace of Athienou.

Their possible origin dates back to the 16th century and the influences of the reticella lace of the Venetian nobility who lived in various places in Cyprus at the time.  Towards the end of the 19th century and in the 20th century they evolved into a kind of dowry item and mainly a commodity by the Athienou and Lefkara lace-merchants

Category: T-Shirts

Description

The stories of lace unravel through oral testimonies bringing back to life the era of their flourishing circa the first half of the 20th century.  At the end of a hardworking day, the women of Athienou would sit to rest with a needle and cotton thread in their hands and a hard handmade cushion on their lap.

Size specifications:
Men SizesWidth (cm)Length (cm)
Small46 cm71 cm
Medium51 cm74 cm
Large56 cm77 cm
XL61 cm79 cm
2 XL66 cm83 cm
Women SizesWidth (cm)Length (cm)
Medium41 cm64 cm
Large43 cm67 cm
XL47 cm69 cm

Additional information

Material

100% cotton

Color

Black

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