An unusual fabric in that you would likely make something it using the width as the vertical, and it’s length as the width since one side of the width is a large border image.
The woman I sourced this from said it came from her traditional Southern African American church and was purchased by church members at a religious conference in the 1990s and then what was made into something (this piece was the extra that wasn’t used) was for altar decor/table draping, bulletin board backings, and pieced vestments for the pastor.
Black background, lightweight cotton that’s heavier (and stiffer) than a batiste, but not as heavyweight as an oxford cloth. Large base border is of abstracted churches and congregants and floral symbols in purples, grens, oranges, and rusts with arching abstracted altar-like cave shapes and flowers twirling up above.
Size: 45″ width (but again, you’d likely use this as the length) x 4 yards + 6″ length (though again, you’d likely use this as the width).
SHIPPING: Free domestic; calculated international shipping.
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