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Rectangular vertical wall hanging heavily embroidered with elaborate designs. Border on three sides; undecorated frayed end. Background is neutral colour. Underside is lined with printed material, some stitches showing. Some spots near frayed end and some mirrors missing from border. Red edge frames black border containing yellow and orange rays, and mirrors which are followed by rows of open and closed chain stitch on neutral background. Inside are multi-coloured triangles as lower part of square, above which are alternating squares and bars surrounding three circles. Above are five decorated circles interspersed with triangular motifs.

History Of Use

Courtyard lintel decoration hung during religious festivals, especially Divali. Bright embroidery called 'kanbis' originally made by farmers.

Cultural Context

Festival; Hinduism.

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