textile (function unknown); textile

A rectangular, cream-coloured artificial silk textile made up of 18 stripweave lengths handsewn together selvedge to selvedge. Each strip is about 90mm wide. A variety of single motifs have been worked on the diagonal: these include cockerels, chairs, hands, pipes, a key, an elephant, a fork and geometric motifs. In the main solid colours have been used and this patterning is achieved using discontinuous supplementary weft. The warp edges are secured to produce a full fringe. The textile is stained.

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