Textile, glass, metal, wood, bead, paper and rush
620 mm (W); 490 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 black velvet, then decorated with gold decoration in a spiral design with a silver sequin and bead 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 (right-hand one missing, and decoration coming apart at that point) made from card, having an upper part made of silver card covered with strings of pearls running vertically, the lower section having red tinsel covering and sequins. The elongated sections are covered with red velvet with gold braid and bead work, and vertical lines of pearls on green foil. One is detached, and one is detached and broken. The gold coloured back ribbons are loose and overall it is in very delicate conditon. The overall colour is red, black, gold and silver.