textile; bag (containers)

Small rectangular cream barkcloth bag decorated with painted patterns in black, pink and yellow. The textile has been sewn together and lined with a light brown piece of barkcloth. It has a drawstring threaded through the top. 2 tassels made from strips of cream barkcloth are attached with a string covered in 3 white beads each at either bottom corner. 3 patterned stripes on either side are separated by coloured lines. An additional patterned stripe is half on the front half on the back. They contain triangular or diamond motifs.

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