Woman's jacket, part of festival costume As.1998.1.14 to 17. Long sleeved with curved bottom edge. Base cloth is shiny brown man-made satin. Decoration includes central pattern of diagonals and swastikas in blue. Finer pattern of hooked diagonals on back. Multi-coloured. Skirt, to be worn as part of outfit As.1998.14 to 17. Patchworked and pleated, with pleats tacked into place. Base cloth: lower part cotton, hand-spun and woven, dyed indigo and heavily stiffened, forming base for decorative patchwork. Upper part manufactured cotton dyed black; waistband and ties of undyed manufactured cotton. Decoration of lower section covered by patchwork with two main piecing designs: i) small squares alternating with squares formed of four right-angled triangles; ii) 3 units, one a large square, two with a design in resist of black over blue and a woven strip. All the complete squares are specially embroidered, some directly in blue or green silk, some have cutaway cloth designs outlined with couching threads. Colours very bright against dark, with red silk standing out. Woman's apron, worn over jacket As.1998.01.14, as part of festival costume As.1998.01.14-17. Base cloth is cotton, possibly hand-woven, hand-stitched, dyed dark blue indigo. With bib and ties. Bib edged with pale blue bias strip. Ties made in three sections - i) wide pale indigo; ii) narrow black cloth; iii) blue and black resist-patterend with sewn-on fringe at end. Woman's tie; part of festival costume As.1998.01.14 to 17, multi-coloured with diamond twill weave. Indigo-dyed cotton with silk wefts at ends. Decoration of horizontal bands and stripes in blue, green and red.
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