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Mantle Border or Mantle, Fragments, Border

Catalogue Description:
Size: adult; probable wearer: male. Plain weave, horizontal cotton warp and cotton weft. The decorative elements have been achieved through the use of camelid fiber embroidery and the crossed looping technique. This textile consists of two sides of a linear border with a fringe at the outer edge; most of the center cloth is missing. Remaining traces of the central textile are tan-colored, a somewhat unusual color for this section which usually is dark blue or green. Another textile in the museum's collection (34.1546) has a similar type of central field. The linear-style embroidery on the borders represents feline figures nested within an outline. Small felines emanate from the tail and streamers of the larger figures. Filler figures are cats and birds. The borders have a red background with the embroidered design executed in green, yellow and blue colors.


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