textile (function unknown); textile

A large, rectangular textile made up of 11 stripweave lengths handsewn together selvedge to selvedge. Each strip is about 100 mm wide and woven with a predominantly bleached cotton ground, which has been stained pink in many areas, owing to bleeding from weft patterning. Each strip has a central red stripe flanked by two narrower dark blue stripes. This striped fabric is broken up with areas of narrow (and some wider) blue and pink bands. Additionally there are motifs, including lines of blue, yellow and two pink human figures, two green camels and varied geometric motifs. All this patterning is worked in continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft. The warp ends are unfinished.

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