This is the dress that Loukia Zampelas wore on the day after her wedding, a Defterkatiko (Monday dress), as it is usually called. Loukia and Michalakis Zampelas were married on 6 September 1958. The dress is representative of a significant period in the social history of Cyprus, since it is made of Cypriot woven cloth to accord with the instructions for passive resistance to the then British colonial government.

The dress was donated to the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia by Mrs Zampelas in 1986, when the Museum was organising the exhibition Nicosia, 1878-1960: Dress of an Era, which was hosted during the Nicosia Festival at the site of the current Melina Mercouri Hall in Nicosia.

Time Period: 1900 CE – today
Size: H: 95 cm
Artist: unknown
Material: Linen
Institution: The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia