baby cover

Part of two piece cover for infant. Rectangular piece of red velvet embroidered in the centrefield with silk yarns in orange and with sequins and quatrefoil motifs made of purls. Central lozenge with similar decoration and also some stylised Arabic script, reading on right 'There is no God but Allah', with the message in mirror image on the left. A border containing square motifs of couched metal strip (kelingkam) alternating with orange and green quatrefoil embroidered motifs in silk yarn between straight lines of couched twined metal wrapped thread. Backed with a lining of floral chintz. Covers the forehead of the child.

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