Plain weave cotton embroidered with silk in straight stitches and needleweaving; whitework.
There is one selvedge.
This is largely undecorated except for the top which has a narrow composite band of straight stitches forming reciprocal trefoils and zigzags. This embroidery is relatively loosely worked. The top two corners inside this band are decorated with isolated offset 8-pointed stars and banded diagonally by a composite stripe of trefoils, small lozenges and 8-pointed stars. In this centre a hexagonal cartouche form of needleweaving forms a trellis to cover the eyes, all edged with a similar composite stripes.
An unembroidered strip across the top edge has been folded and stitched to form a strengthen edge; there is a small loop at one end.
Cotton thread: cannot ascertain spin and twist
Embroidery thread: white silk, 2S