barkcloth

Long, rectangular cream barkcloth with stencilled and painted decoration in black. The textile is divided by a painted zigzag. The patterns creating the zigzag change at each turning point. They include foliate patterns, triangles, curved motifs, and dots. The triangular areas created by this division contain one large stencilled quatrefoil motif and at least two stencilled foliate motifs. Each triangle also contains two sets of three painted, circular motifs arranged in a triangular shape. At one shorter end, the letters 'M O C E' have been stencilled onto the front.

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