Cyprus – Kouza 20th c.

Cyprus 20th - Private Collection Greece

Kouza, water jug from the mountain villages of Cyprus (Phini, Ayios Dimitrios and Kaminaria). In previous years the transportation of water from the fountain to the home was a daily task carried out with the aid of these large jugs, generally containing over 10 litres of water. Made of red clay with an archaic form, kouza (κούζα) is the most characteristic water jug in Cyprus (mid 20th century, private collection Athens Greece).

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