Sunday, 12 August 2012

A Cypriote Boy

I was completely mesmerised by this photograph displayed in a little local history museum I visited recently in the village of Steni in Cyprus.

One of a series taken by the photographer John Thomson in 1878 and originally published in a book called 'Through Cyprus with the Camera'.

Sadly, there appears to be very few examples of these lovely hand woven garments left in Cyprus now. 

There is a bit of a resurgence of weaving in some villages but very much geared towards producing goods for tourists. Nothing anywhere near as beautiful as this. 

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