textile; floor felt

Rectangular floor felt which is constructed from 2 different coloured sections (mixed brown, orange and red; and black). These were cut in to smaller shapes, decorated with embroidery, and then sewn together. The textile consists of 3 diamonds, surrounded by a lattice. The added triangles create a rectangular centre panel. This is framed by a patterned border. Each of the sections (forming panel and inner border) is embroidered with multicoloured motifs inside a frame. The outer border is decorated with trimming along the outside edge. This ends in a fringe on the 2 shorter sides.

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