sample (textileworking: dyeing & printing)

Rectangular, white, tabby-woven cotton sample with a resist-pattern painted on in cassava starch. The textile was cut from a longer cloth at both shorter ends. The Ibadan-style resist pattern of sets of 3 bands and stripes divides the panel into 28 rectangles containing different patterns. the include geometric patterns, foliate and floral motifs. In one rectangle ares what appear to be 4-legged creatures (possibly ant-eaters ?), and 3 bird-like creatures in another. At one of the undecorated shorter ends is a maker's mark.

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