sample (textileworking: weaving); textile

Sample of woollen textile tabby-woven on a body tension loom ('tela'). The textile is decorated with a central black panel bordered by alternatingly multi-coloured plain, and patterned stripes. The outer, patterned stripes contain reciprocal curvilinear or wave-patterns. The wider patterned ones contain different patterns on either side. One one side it is decorated with a linked diamond pattern on a background of alternatingly coloured rectangles. On the other side it is decorated with a multicoloured pattern of hooked points, again on a ground of different coloured rectangles. The textile is stretched between two rods attached with loops at either end. 2 shed-rods and a heddle are inserted in the section showing only the warp.

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