About this object

History of use

Used to create a design on a textile stamp.

Iconographic meaning

Image of the Hindu deity Ganesh. The maker described this design as a "non-traditional style Ganesh".

Physical description

Pricked pattern design following a drawing of Ganesh. The paper is semi-opaque. The elephant deity is depicted in profile, wearing a crown, holding things in three of his four hands, and sits with his feet together. He sits on a low platform with four feet. In the upper right corner is a small mouse.