sample (textileworking: weaving); textile

Long, rectangular piece of red textile with five different, repeating, tapestry woven patterns. Each pattern alternates with a solid red band made from wool (hair) fibre. The most common pattern is repeating red, purple and green zig zags on a gold coloured ground (metal-wrapped thread). Three other bands have geometric patterns using these colours and one has a repeating ovoid-shaped pattern worked mainly in gold thread on a red ground. The warp ends have been turned over and stitched. There is only one selvedge. From accompanying documentation it seems this textile is half the weaving width of the loom used. It was bought from a shop in the 'Turkish Market, Uskub (Skopje)'.

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