barkcloth; textile

Rectangular brown barkcloth stitched together from 11 pieces with lighter coloured plant fibre thread. The pieces are arranged in 4 longer narrow pieces which are stitched together to create the overall length. Toward one shorter end 2 small rectangular pieces have been sewn onto the cloth as reinforcements. Both shorter sides are hemmed with lighter coloured plant fibre thread. There are numerous small areas of stitching all over the textile.

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