Dowry cloth (wall-hanging or bed/chest cover) in white gauze, decorated with floral patterns. The pattern is of flowers in red green, brown and white, outlined with gold sequins, and joined by tendrils of more gold sequins. The inner border is a frame made of similar floral and gold sequin motifs. The outer border has pointed lotus leaf motifs in red, green and white, again with gold sequins as highlights.
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