Cabo-Verde

Panos di Tera - Black

€60,00
Cabo-Verde

Panos di Tera - Black

€60,00
T1014
10

Panu di tera is a fabric made by hand using a cotton thread on the hand loom, but due to the lack of local raw material, threads imported from Senegal are now used.

In the 16th - 18th centuries, due to the good quality of the fabric and the wealth of geometric designs, the panu di tera came to exercise the functions of currency in the trade of the African Coast. Panu di tera gained such prestige that its use was more frequent in the noble classes. Only the noble classes were able to use garments made of cotton.

Currently, as a result of the conservation of African and Portuguese influences, this element constitutes one of the most expressive cultural and artistic manifestations of the Cape Verdean archipelago.

Currently, panu di tera (Creole: pánu di téra) is understood as the woven cloths that women from Santiago wear around their waist during the Batuku dance to emphasize their body movements, to tie their heads, or to carry children.

The cloths have the following measures:

Width (cm)Length (cm)

Cloth with 1 (one) strip

15

132,5

Cloth with 3 (three) strips

45

130

Cloth with 4 (four) strips

61.5

120

Cloth with 5 (five) strips

76

130

Cloth with 6 (six) strips

91.5

103


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