sample (textileworking: weaving)

A rectangular, cream-coloured cotton cloth made up of 14 stripweave lengths handsewn together selvedge to selvedge. Each strip is about 80mm wide. There are repeating grey bands, flanked by narrower yellow bands on most of the strips. There are in addition many single motifs including a key, animals and birds, crosses, diamonds, triangles and the word 'vide' in the centre of the textile, using cream, yellow, grey orange and pink cottons. All this patterning is worked in continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft. There is a grey stripe along one outer selvedge, and narrow curtain tape is machine stitched along one of the warp ends. The textile is stained.

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