About this object

History of use

Courtyard decoration hung during religious festivals, especially Divali.

Cultural context

Festival; Hinduism.

Physical description

White background; lined with same colour; all edges unfinished except face selvages. Rough basting on outside edge. Borders are: triangles with three branches; heart shapes bisected by red orange chain stitch; interior green border. Green frames a grid of twenty-five motifs. Every other motif is a flower shape with a centred mirror and two perched parrots. Alternating motif is flower or abstract peacock with two perched, green parrots with light purple wings and yellow breasts.