textile (function unknown); textile

Rectangular, light brown, tabby-woven silk textile decorated with multicoloured embroidery. The textile is lined with a light brown coloured damask silk. The decoration consists of a centre panel decorated with 4 large repeat motifs surrounding a central floral motif. They are in turn surrounded by smaller repeat patterns in red, light and mid blue, turquoise, pink, yellow, and black. The border is framed by light brown threads which are couched with blue thread. It contains a repeat motif alternatingly coloured red or mid blue with pink, light blue and yellow accents.

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