sample (textiles); textile

Small, rectangular piece with fine embroidery. The textile has a centre panel with five motifs. The central motif is 'V' shaped. It is flanked by identical, roughly circular motifs and the two outer motifs depict a four-petalled flower. The predominant colour is red, with white, green and blue silk threads. The centre panel is framed by a row of small diamonds in a red ground and at one of the longer edges is a row of multi-coloured triangles.

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