Velvet, glass, metal, wood, bead, paper and rush
620 mm (W); 490 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 purple velvet, then decorated with gold decoration in diamond shapes with a sequin flower design in the centre. 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, having an upper part made of silver card covered with strings of pearls running vertically, the lower section having pink tinsel covering and sequins. The elongated sections are covered with pink and purple lines, covered by flower designs in gold and silver. The right-hand section has a red paper bird sewn on the outside. The back ribbons are loose, and have become detached on the left-hand back elongated section and overall it is in very delicate conditon. The overall colour is purple, pink and gold.
Purchased from the estate of the late Lord Wraxall with the assistance of the NHMF and donations from members and supporters.