breast cloth

Breast cloth formed of rectangular panel of indigo dyed cotton fabric with row of white beads along lower edge which is bound with red cloth/piping. Strips of horizontal applique fabric in various colours and a row of white beads at front. Top edged with pink fabric piping. No applique or pink piping on reverse. Four ties in blue cord regularly spaced at side. Additional long tie at back to go through loop in middle of top. H 270; W 380.

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