A rare ‘kanduri’ cloth, depicting a parade of horses and a shrine within a border of devotees and palm trees. This unusual group of textiles were made as devotional objects for sale at shrines, they are singed ( smudged) with incense as part of the ritual. This is a very good example with areas of the applique work in vibrant clean colours.
HWD. Conservation mounted on a stretcher.
Utter Pradesh , India, c1920.
Provenance; A notable English collector who purchased it in Delhi in 1975.