barkcloth

Long, rectangular piece of cream barkcloth with black and brown decoration. The textile has cut dentate edges at both shorter ends. The edges at the longer sides have been cut to create fine fringing. At each short end is a painted band consisting of reciprocal dentate pattern. The largest part of the cloth is decorated with stripes in six rectangular sections created by thin bands. Each section contains three or four wider, and one narrower stripe painted with triangles, short bands, or diagonal patterns. The other narrower stripe consists of two fine stencilled brown bands decorated with short lines.

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