Antique Indian Toran #10-HOF
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|#10-HOF||48"x25"||Indian Toran, embroidered silk and mirror work on cotton, a tribal dowry weaving from 19thC Western India, used as a door hanging, valance, or wall decoration, very graphic geometric design, each minor panel has an interesting design including a tree of life with birds, and three lobed Cintamani design, some acceptable wear from use||$125.00|
There are some people that are beginning to call these a wedding trapping or Asmalyk.
When hung over a door, it is thought to be a good omen, inviting the gods into the home.
The central yellow panel has a 3 lobed design called Cintamani, which is thought to represent leopard spots.
The last panel on the right has a tree of life design, with two birds at the top.
One panel is worn, but I think that is because it is a recycled piece of a much earlier fine textile.
The life like boteh in the worn silk, seems very Mughal.