susani; sample (textiles); textile

Susani square, the circular central motif in red and ivory, ‘broken’ by a line across in orange and pink; surrounded by a yellow circular motif on black, in turn surrounded by a circular band of ivory and green chevrons, bordered with ivory palmettes; within a squared border enclosing floral motifs in green, ivory and purple in the corners, and orange and yellow hemispheres along the border. The border is two parallel bars of pink, with a curvilinear band of ivory on black. The outer edges of black cotton are machined in white thread with spiky palmette motifs. Backed with blue cotton with red and white florals along the top and blue and red squares on the back of the body. With 7 black cotton support loops. Of some age and an unusual style (‘organic’ sic).

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