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Dimensions: approximately 112 by 111cm; 3ft. 8in., 3ft. 8in.; Boteh panel 103 by 99cm; 3ft. 5in., 3ft 3in. (illustrated on-line)
Condition Report: Measurements: Panel with flowering trails: 111cm across the top, 111cm across the bottom, 112cm along the left side, 111cm along the right side Lined with panel of unbleached cotton (stained and marked) and edged with beige silk bands. Comprised of two joined vertical panels, with the design embroidered over the join. Some losses to the metal thread of floral elements, and some colour run to the edges of the brown stems. Some stains. Panel with overall Boteh motifs: 99cm across the top, 98cm across the bottom, 103cm along the left side, 102cm along the right side; comprised of two vertically joined panels, with some boteh motifs worked over the join. There are some lines of lighter colour intentionally within the weave of cerise silk ground. Some losses to thread on the outer surround and to some of elements of the boteh, in places. There is a minor dark stain and small repair in red thread to edge of boteh motif centre of the far right hand side. Lined with unbleached cotton panel edged with olive green linen bands, with stains and marks to the cotton. Striking. Evocative pieces.
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