Remember the paving outside the library?
This morning I went to see what is on offer at the next auction, and I saw this:
It is a square tablecloth, feels like pure linen, and the centre is the same pattern (warp direction top to bottom):
Hard as I try to read the photo (didn't bring a pick glass to the viewing, silly me...), I can't determine the structure - other than noticing that they missed the clean cut between blocks in the weft direction.
However, here is a profile of the centre:
Even with just a 1/2 twill (vs a 2/1 twill) it takes 15 shafts, and then remains to do something to the borders...:
With only part of the actual border, the number of blocks becomes so large that my conclusion is that it must be jacquard-woven:
- but then, why did they miss the clean cut?