National Geographic : 1928 Jul
SUPPLE FINGERS MAKE LIGHT WORK After the bottom of the basket is partly finished, the uprights are tied together and the sides are woven; then the handles and edging are added. The finished baskets are carried by the cartload to Famagusta and unloaded at the various orange-sorting and packing sheds, where they are filled with golden fruit for, shipment (see page 8). WEAVING BASKETS FOR FAMAGUSTA ORANGES First the rushes are cleaned oftheir outer leaves orfiber, then split into four parts. The uprights for the basket are next laid out, spoke fashion, on the ground andthe weaving begun. The industry centers at Livadhia, a suburb of Larnaka, and the rushes come from Mavrovouni, a near-by village.