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Description

Blue, rectangular woven panel consisting of three long panels; hand sewn; sides unfinished; embroidered with satin; double running and Holbein stitches; long sides bordered with five rows of chevrons and stylized flowers; small walking bird and geometric design, possibly of jewelry, in upper right corner; edges are blanket stitched; fifteen regular rows of right-facing, stylized, multi-coloured peacocks, a few unfinished; separated by narrow red and yellow bands; lowest row has three flowers, four crosses, and pattern of five squares interspersed between birds; some stitches broken.

History Of Use

Traditionally an important part of a bride's trousseau. Worn by Hindu women. Also used as bedspread, curtain, or wall hanging.

Iconographic Meaning

Peacock symbolizes beauty and immortality and is the vahana of Subrahmanya, the six-faced god and son of Shiva.

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