Velvet, glass, metal, wood, bead, paper, paint and rush
540 mm (W); 440 mm (Length)
Place of origin
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Tyntesfield, North Somerset
Ornately decorated Indian festival decoration, in three separate sections. The top section appears to be made of plant stems or rushes, fashioned into a round piece and bowed. They are covered in purple velvet with a painted gold design. Suspended at either end is a bell-shaped pompom, and a disc, that also appear at the bottom. All three pompoms are present, each having green foil tops and pink bases, both decorated with silver and gold embroidery. The bottom pompom has its base missing. The elongated side sections are covered in pink and green with vertical designs in gold beads and having vertical strings of pearls. The backs are gold sprayed paper. Very delicate condition. Overall colours pink, gold and purple.
Purchased from the estate of the late Lord Wraxall with the assistance of the NHMF and donations from members and supporters.