sample (textileworking: weaving); textile

A woven strip of cotton textile with symmetrical stripes. The centre stripe is red, flanked by pale blue and red stripes of different widths. The outer stripes are navy blue, broken up with narrow red stripes. The weave is tabby. There are some broad bands where the weft used is pale blue. In these sections a blunt tool, seemingly, has been used to produce rows of holes, to imitate simple gauze weave. This weave patterning, according to accompanying documentation, is known as ''alaba' (meaning 4th child after twins)'.

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