An almost square piece of linen textile embroidered with green silk. Half of the ground is very finely embroidered with a broad band of diamond lattice near the edge of the fabric, with a plant pattern above. At each end of the plant pattern is a trellis-like structure with a large plant motif coming out of the top at an angle. Three of the four sides are secured with blanket stitch. The unembroidered end has been turned and hemmed.
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