textile (function unknown); textile

Rectangular tabby-woven multicoloured silk textile interspersed with narrow cotton bands. The majority of silk bands (with the exception of the yellow ones) contain tapestry inserts creating an ikat-like patterning. The ends of the warp are plied to create fine fringing.

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