Textile, glass, metal, wood, bead, paper and rush
500 mm (W); 480 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 with a shiny green paper then decorated with silver sequins in diamond shapes separated by gold thread. Suspended at either end are maroon tassels, a ceramic cone and decorative disc. Attached to the end of the cone are top-shaped pompoms made from card and have pearls and green pearls in vertical lines running from the top to the middle. The bottom section of the pompom is covered in green paper with gold sequins sewn in a circle. The elongated sections are in lines of green and red, with a gold paper back. The design forms flowers. The overall colours are green red and gold. Delicate condition.
Purchased from the estate of the late Lord Wraxall with the assistance of the NHMF and donations from members and supporters.