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SOME INDIAN STITCHES : Page 157


introduced to form a pattern; and occasionally it is used for the body of the weaving (see Fig. 38).

Fig. 37

Ornamental bands or patterns are often worked in stitches which pass between the two weavers, as in

aresene embroidery, showing only on the outside. These stitches give the effect of bands of pairing

(see Fig. 39). Rows of twining are sometimes set far enough apart to produce an open work effect

(see Fig. 40). Again they form part of a diamond pattern like that shown in Fig. 41, which was copied from an Aleutian wallet of sea-grass. The spokes in the

Fig. 39

original are of coarse straw, but

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