textile; sample (textileworking: weaving)

A natural-coloured woven strip of cotton textile with pink/ purple patterning. The beige warp has four narrow dark purple stripes. There are three large blocks of patterning, worked in discontinuous supplementary weft. Between them are three single geometric motifs, worked in the same colour and technique. Aside from each end, where only a white weft is used, the textile has regular narrow black bands, nine between each motif. The central one of these bands has a row of small holes, in imitation of gauze weave. This weave patterning, according to accompanying documentation, is known as 'sanyan'.

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