temple banner; tung

Temple banner, yellow handwoven cotton cloth decorated with seven horizontal rows of supplementary weft motifs. Each row depicts four horses each with rider, two in black alternating with two in red. To either side of each row of motifs the textile is reinforced with a slip of bamboo inserted between the warp threads. In each case between these and the next bamboo slip are five bands where the weft has been left out, leaving strips of warp alone. At top and bottom is a wooden rod, from the top one is a twined yellow cord for suspension.

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