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Rectangle with seven pentagonal leaves attached to lower long edge; background white; lined with light brown; bound in grey; tapes lined in light brown hang from top; background and binding of leaves are in variegated colours; lined in light brown or grey print; rectangle embroidered centrally with horizontal pattern of geometric purple diamonds, shading into orange with spaced round mirrors; surrounded by border of round mirrors, blue checks, matching purple diamonds, and mirrors; edge pattern in multi-coloured triangles with three-prong top decorations and mirrors; patterns separated by six embroidered lines of orange and white, green and purple; leaves embroidered with stylized multi-coloured flowers, birds, and mirrors; floral-like, cloth tassels at each lower point. Embroidery is fishbone, cross, blanket, and chain stitches. Machine-sewn except for three hand-bound leaves. Tassels missing and binding frayed on two leaves. Embroidery stitches broken in diamond patterns. Some mirrors missing. Lining stained.

History Of Use

Hung on lintel of courtyard entrance as a sign of welcome during festivals, particularly Divali.

Cultural Context

Festival; Hinduism.

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