textile; sample (textiles)

Long, rectangular piece of cotton textile, possibly part of a woman's blouse. Made in two sections and sewn together at a shorter end. It has 39 identically sized square motifs. Each motif has a diamond within the square, outlined in black, and worked in red yellow and orange cotton threads, with small light blue, dark blue or green beads in the centre. Two thin brown warp stripes show on the reverse.

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