Vintage Ganesh Wall hanging with Red Cotton Frill
This piece would look beautiful as a wall hanging in any setting but could also add a dash of colour to an alcove, bookcase, window or doorway. It would also make a vibrant addition above a double bed. A traditional vintage Ganesh door hanging, providing an auspicious welcome and the blessings of Ganesh, the elephant-headed God of good fortune and happiness. At his feet sits Krauncha, his mouse, and on either side Lakshmi the godess of wealth sits upon a lotus blossom. Two figures dance on either side of her. Each corner features a wheel of chilli peppers below which are sacred cows, giant peacocks, big cats and flowers. On the lower end, two butter churners make divine butter for the gods. Flowers adorn the top of the toran and embroidered mirror work is scattered across the whole piece and in addition there are Hindu symbols of peace.The inner arch is intricately stitched with a string of chilli peppers, finished off by a red frill and red trim with 6 cotton hanging loops. Excellent condition with a few small stainches due to age. Made by the farming (Kanbi) communities of Saurashtra. Circa 1940.
190 cm x 137 cm (75 inches x 54 inches)