textile (function unknown); textile

A long cotton textile made from two strips which are hand sewn together selvedge to selvedge. The weft faced tabby weaving is worked in bands of red, yellow, two tones of brown, white and natural coloured cotton, on a white cotton warp. There are four areas, one at each end, where overspun bleached (?) and natural coloured cotton wefts have been used, leading to a waisted, uneven selvedge. There are additionally three bands where four elongated triangular motifs, worked in pale (faded?) blue on a blue/white specled 'ground'. At one selvedge are 15 large natural coloured cotton tassels. The warp ends are unfinished and there is some staining.

Sierra Leonean woven cotton textile composed of two strips of un-dyed fabric with alternating lines in yellow, red, white and brown. The short ends remain un-hemmed and one of the longer ends is fringed with 15 tassels in natural cotton. This may be an unfinished hammock, completed by the addition of an additional two strips and the folding and firm stitching of each end for the hammock support to be inserted.

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