shawl

Shoulder cloth, abit godang, cotton, woven with three coloured panels in the warp, the central panel black, the outer two maroon. Lavishly decorated in the weft with beads, strips of metallic thread and supplementary weft, both continuous and discontinuous, in several colours. Tufts of red wool at the four corners. One strip of worked lettering in each half reads: DAMEMADIHITA.

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