A really attractive sash. The gold and silver wrapped silk are embroidered onto the woven bast fibre ground, possibly hemp. A most beautiful piece. My to curators at the Royal Ontario Museum for identifying the sash.
The red ground with deep woven borders 20 in; 50 cm of gold and silver wrapped silk facing triangles between stylised flowerheads, the wide borders with yellow stripes flanking black and cream stripes, deep twisted fringe, 6 in; 20 cm.
Length 7ft 8 in; 2.35 m
Width 18 in; 46 cm
There are three small stains to the centre. The largest is 1 x 1/2 in.
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