sample (textileworking: weaving); textile

Long, narrow sample of tablet-woven multicoloured cotton textile. The ends of the warp have been left unfinished to form a fringe at both narrow sides. The decoration consists of a central band bordered by 6 thin coloured bands on each longer side. The pattern in the centre consists mainly of 3 bands crossed by thin stripes. Towards one end a different pattern has been inserted covering roughly 1/3 of the entire length. The 3 bands are now crossed by 4 differently patterned squares which are framed and separated by smaller rectangular areas. In the rectangular areas the colours of the bands change from green framing blue-black to red framing white. The pattern in the squares consist of 2 with chequers framing 1 each of linked circles, short meanders, and a trident motif.

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