Velvet, glass, metal, wood, bead, paper and rush
600 mm (W); 520 mm (Length)
Place of origin
IndiaOrder this image
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 wine coloured 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 have pink metallic paper running vertically with purple strips covered by gold sequins, braid and pearls. The back has gold ribbon running vertically. The left-hand section has two red paper birds sewn on the outside, the right has two red birds and two yellow birds. The back ribbons are loose, and overall it is in a very delicate conditon. The overall colour is purple, pink and gold.