waistcloth; sash; textile

Woman's striped cotton sash. It is made from two equal sized sections of weft faced tabby weaving, joined at the selvedges. The join is covered with a cream cotton strip, machine stitched with yellow and blue cotton threads. Cream stripes (woven as bands) predominate, together with red, black, green and brown stripes and stripes woven using gold- and silver-coloured metal-wrapped thread. There are also geometric motifs, on a black ground, worked in tapestry technique. The bottom of the sash has another applied cotton strip and attached along the outer side is a row of small beads, in sections of red, light and dark blue. The top of the sash is turned over, through which is threaded a cream braided silk tie. [Textile]

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