Length of woven fabric. Maroon cotton ground weave with two sections patterned in bands of multi-coloured supplementary weft motifs including birds on horseback, antrhopomorphic figures on horseback, lozenge shapes on horseback, elephants and rows of stars. These two sections divided from one another by a small band where no weft has been inserted. About a third of the cloth is plain weave, with no decoration.
sample (textileworking: weaving)
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