textile (function unknown); textile; kente

Rectangular, tabby-woven cotton textile sewn together along the selvedges of 24 strips to create the overall width. Each strip is decorated with a central blue stripe, framed by wider cream-coloured stripes. They contain small, evenly spaced rectangular areas decorated with multicoloured bands. Each of these contains sets of solidly coloured bands of varying width. They separate and frame bands which contain dotted, coloured patterns (lozenges, trapezoid, X, anvil etc). The placement of the banded rectangles alternates between strips. 6 of the 24 strips contain brightly coloured rectangles in red, yellow, green, light violet, and grey. The others contain paler coloured rectangles in pink, dark blue, green, yellow and grey. The shorter sides are hemmed.

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