Blanket (Owës)

The fabric consists of cotton (plain weave; warp and weft threads in dark-blue, white, and red); three panels are assembled lengthwise. The consistently white and dark-blue geometrical pattern is called kosikos (Kron-Steinhardt 1991: 179) or binakel (Pastor-Roces 1991: 68-75, p.212). Pastor-Roces observes that these "are oft-reproduced textiles displaying a matrix structure that conceives an optical illusion effect of throbbing spheres [ ... ]" (68). (Ursula Brandl-Straka 2009:78)

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