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Rectangular shaped shawl woven warp-faced with twisted thread fringe on both ends. Warp is green and purple. The design consists of a geometric continuous weft pattern of diamonds, triangles, rectangles and star-like shapes in blue and yellow silk. Pattern made by discontinuous extra weft laid in red, yellow, white, and black. Background has horizontal stripe in alternate purple and green warp threads. There is a piece of paper taped to the back reading: ‘cotton okeen’.

History Of Use

Used for binding a baby to mother's back.

Cultural Context

carrying; baby holder

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