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Long, narrow, coarsely woven wool sash. Cloth is predominantly red, which is patterned at each end with large, off-white round symbols. The symbols have been applied to the textile using a clamp-resist dyeing technique. There is a dark grey-black border (about 14 cm) at each end, and the ends are trimmed with very long twisted fringes of various lengths (the longest being c. 82.5 cm), some grey-black, some red, some off-white; the fringe strands are embellished at regular intervals with small tufts of wool, made into tassels.

History Of Use

Unclear if this item was worn as a sash or had a different use. The piece is long enough to wrap multiple times around a wearer. The long textured fringe would make tying or untying (e.g., as a belt) problematic.

Iconographic Meaning

The circular and semi-circular motifs might have religious significance.

Specific Techniques

The images were applied to the fabric by a clamp resist method of dyeing.

Item History

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