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Embroidered textiles
from Gujarat

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Ganesh sthapana

A Ganesh sthapana is an embroidered cloth hanging that is typically five-sided and that depicts the elephant-headed god Ganesh, his two wives, his rat "vehicle," and other designs. It is often used by a bride and groom before their wedding and afterwards may be placed in their home shrine as an auspicious omen.

Gujarat textile

Embroidered cotton cloth
Gujarat
ca. 16" x 18"
possibly 1960s-1970s

$28.00
# GU-tx1

This embroidery includes Ganesh, Ganesh's rat (under Ganesh's left foot), two Krishnas (instead of the usual two wives), two peacocks, floral designs, and two pieces of mirror glass (in the flowers above Ganesh's head).

This is not a new embroidery. There are some stains and unraveled threads.


Gujarat textile Embroidered cotton cloth
Gujarat
ca. 16" x 20"
possibly 1960s-1970s

$28.00
# GU-tx2

This embroidery includes Ganesh, Ganesh's rat (under Ganesh's left foot), Ganesh's two wives, two tropical birds, floral designs, four pieces of mirror glass, and swastika designs. (Please note that this embroidery does not use the Nazi swastika, which turns in the opposite direction. The Sanskrit term refers to an ancient and traditional auspicious sign.)

This is not a new embroidery. There are some stains and unraveled threads.

 

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