cover for presentation tray

Cover for a presentation tray, tudung saji, in gold couchwork and embroidery. The central square is of red woollen cloth, with a wide border of blue cloth surrounding it. The couched design in the red central square has a square band set at right angles to it, and within that a smaller square frame parallel to the sides of the cover. The decorative designs between the bands are of abstract vegetal forms in gold-wrapped threads, the couchwork stitches in regular patterns adding a textured impression to the work. Within the blue border, as well as abstract vegetal forms there is a row of swastika motifs, and there are sequins applied in the spaces all over the cover. Lined in cream cotton cloth.

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