sample (textileworking: weaving); textile

Large, rectangular tabby woven textile, with loom wastage at each end. The warp is predominantly red, and very fine, with an open sett. The green/yellow warp beside each selvedge is closely sett, giving a broad green/yellow stripe along each selvedge. At one end of the textile is a broad band of blue, yellow and red each containing narrower bands. (At the other end, brown is substituted for blue.) The centre field has a red ground with weft patterning. It consists of a very large-scale, white diamond lattice pattern, infilled with blue, yellow and white. The patterning is worked in discontinuous supplementary weft. There is one large tear.

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