sample (textileworking: weaving); textile

13 identical rectangular samples of tabby woven cotton textile. A single selvedge at the narrow end. Seemingly taken from a piece of cloth with a plain green centre field, and a predominantly red border. The border consists of a broad red stripe with patterned stripes at either side. Between the red stripe and the green selvedge is a band of white dentate shapes pointing towards the slevedge. Between the border and centre field are two corresponding rows of confronting, white dentate shapes. Narrow yellow, green, and red stripes make up the rest of the border. The dentate shapes are made using supplementary warp.

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