skirt cloth

Woman's tubular skirt cloth composed of four lengths of handwoven cotton fabric hand-sewn together along the selvedge, the resulting rectangle hand-sewn along the warp ends into a tube. The upper section is mostly plain red, with warp stripes and a band of embroidery towards the lower part, and two vertical strips of embroidered lozenges in yellow, purple, white and pink. The central band, which is formed of two of the lengths, is on a similar ground and has rows of embroidered motifs in the same colours, chiefly of figures seated on chairs, with some animals and some vertical columns of abstract geometric motifs. The lower band has the same motifs as the middle section, all the seated fuigures oriented in the same direction.

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