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Blanket fragment. The textile is woven of thick wool, with lines of fabric plaited vertically- two lines of dark brown on each end and two of magenta at centre. Tassels hang from one of the narrow ends, while the adjacent edge has been cut, causing the weaving to loosen and fray over time. Cuts to the centre strands have partially cleaved the textile in two.

History Of Use

Possibly the piece was torn from a chief's blanket during a ceremony.

Specific Techniques

The purple plaited fabric may have been dyed using Red Corts mushrooms (based on dye experiments done by Alison Pascal).

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