About this object

Cultural context

Fabric is a dowry piece. Used as wall hangings, clothes etc.

Physical description

Oblong, rectangular woven textile covered with elaborate, multicoloured embroidery. Large central red piece of cloth with two smaller rectangular pieces of blue cloth sewn to the ends. All three sections feature bilaterally symmetrical embroidery; two rectangular borders of curvilinear designs surrounding stylized floral designs in green, black, yellow and white with small mirrors sewn on in the centre of the flowers. The blue end pieces feature matching embroidery.