Square bag face in embroidered cotton. The central motif is an oval ‘egg’ shape divided into blue and yellow quarters, surrounded by 7 yellow blobs, all on a red ground bordered by a blue band and yellow loops edging an irregularly shaped ‘blob’ with 7 projections with hearts and trefoils on black inside a square enclosure with 8 narrow bands in blue, red and gold, green and black and white. The coloured borders are then reversed, the outer border of yellow, running scrolls. The outer panel contains 8 circular motifs each containing a ‘starfish’ with 5 legs around a white circular centre bordered with white loops, a running loop inner border and an outer banded border in the same fashion and colours as the inner central border; with green tassels and sequins along three sides. Backed with cotton printed with floral motifs in orange and white on green.

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