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cloth

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2012,2025.38

  • Description

    Square cloth woven from white cotton. Decorated in central section with foliate motifs embroidered in stem stitch with geometric cut work sections in between. Embroidered scallopped border.

  • Date

    • 20thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 48.5 centimetres
    • Width: 46 centimetres
  • Condition

    Good.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2012

  • Acquisition notes

    Collected by the donors' parents, James and Marjorie Hardyman and their grandparents, Arnold and Laura Hardyman while working there as missionaries between 1915-1973.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    2012,2025.38


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