Woman's cotton wrap, kira, made of two pieces sewn together at selvedge. Chiefly cream ground, with multicoloured stripes in the warp along a wide panel at each selvedge and narrower stripes within the cream at intervals. Decorated with multicoloured geometric designs all overt the cream centre ground and less densely across the striped outer panels in wool, some embroidered and some in discontinuous supplementary weft. Green and orange stitching above and across the warp ends which are left loose in a short fringe.

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