Two almost square pieces of linen textile sewn together. A thin yellow line of embroidery bisects each piece. There are four large yellow embroidered diamond motifs, each made up of eight smaller ones. They are linked by straight yellow lines with a row of black and red crosses either side. Two other types of angular motif are embroidered onto the cloth using yellow, red and black cotton. All motifs have blue and green beads applied to them. The edges have additional linen strips applied, onto which has been embroidered a black meandering line with predominanly red (and sometimes yellow) flower motifs.
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