Rectangular, tabby-woven cotton shawl, ulos, or parompa sadum. The textile has a black ground with red, white and black stripes in the warp near each selvedge. The selvedges are decorated with applied beads in the same colours. Inside the integral warp fringe are diamond-patterned bands formed from red, white and black beads woven into the textile. Inside it is a band with a dotted centre, framed by thin bands in both colours. This is followed by a panel decorated with multicoloured bands including some white bead detailing. Narrow bands containing a chain-like pattern in red alternate with wider bands containing geometric patterns in red, pink, yellow, and green. The panel is framed by outward-facing dentate bands. The panel is divided into 2 parts of unequal width by a multicoloured woollen tapestry band decorated with linked diamond motifs. One band on each half of the textiles consists of a text written in capitals. One end reads: SAHORASMAHITA, the other SIMBURMAGODANG. The centre is decorated with 3 pairs of diamond motifs in red and yellow, or red and pink.
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