Blouse. Single ply, hand-spun (?) plain woven fibres embroidered predominantly in brown yellow ane red silk and wool in angular geometrical and floral designs on the shoulders, in lines down the arms and back, and in rows of square shapes on the front. Also a slanting design in white silk on each arm below the shoulder. The cloth is gathered at the neck. Some of the seams are sewn with red wool (?). L. 29 1/2"; w. (inc sleeves) 63".
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