seat mat

Square mat in green and red, made in a pattern of cut and sewn red felt, edged/outlined with a border of pink wool in chain stitch. The motif is of four ram’s horns or ‘hands on hips’, elibelinde, joined centrally, with a bordering band of red and black stitching; backed with a plain, light-grey felt. See 1999.138 for the mirror image.

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