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Embroidery - Artifacts

There is a central panel 31.25" x 48.375" made up of 120 cross stitch squares containing snail and cucumber seed patterns in green, yellow, red, orange, turquoise, and white. Each square has a black border containing rows of white "X" designs. The central panel is bordered on all four sides by hand stitched cotton fabric strips of white, green, and yellow fabric each 1/2" wide. Outside these strips is a single row of the cross stitched squares bordered by the cotton fabric strips beyond which are two more sets of single rows of squares bordered by the 3 cotton fabric strips. The outer border of the piece is a 3" band of brown cotton fabric. The back is of unbleached cotton fabric (muslin). Donor states that this is cross-stitch "by the sister of Chua in Thailand/Laos".
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