wrap; kira

Woman’s handwoven wrap, kira, mainly in blue and red on a white ground, with swastika motifs. Formed of three panels of handwoven cotton cloth stitched together along the selvedges, with the warp ends formed into fringes at each end. The outer two panels each have an outer strip of stripes in the warp in maroon, blue, yellow and green. The rest of these panels and the whole of the central panel are on a cream ground with stripes in the warp and supplementary weft patterning in black and maroon.

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