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The white textile is long, narrow and unfinished with flaring ends. The two ends are dissimilar in colour and pattern. One end has four woven bands of triangles and diamonds in red, yellow and black. The other end has seven narrow bands of yellow, green and red interspaced with seven dark red bands. The bands show zoomorphic designs in black. The ends are woven in combination weft faced plain weave, complementary and supplementary weft weaves using camelid. Except for the ends and the unwoven section, the cotton warps are plain woven with cotton wefts. Z-spun, 2 ply s yarn.

History Of Use

The fabric is purposefully flared at both ends through changing the weave structure and grouping warps. This is probably an unfinished tie from an apron or breechcloth (Van Stan).

Iconographic Meaning

Serpents, felines, birds and stepfrets appear in the pattern bands.

Item History

  • Made in between 600 and 900
  • Collected between 1949 and 1966
  • Owned by Anonymous before May 4, 1981
  • Received from Anonymous (Donor) on May 4, 1981

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