decorative piece

Sample of braid. Band of woven commercially dyed and spun cotton, striped in the warp. Outer stripe green, then yellow at each side. Central stripe is a red ground with patterning produced in green, yellow and white, these coloured threads crossed over on the reverse to form lozenge shapes. Fringe at each end. Probably tablet woven.

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