water sprinkler

Metal water sprinkler, pichkari, for squirting coloured water at the Holi festival. It is cylindrical in shape and heavily decorated in bands of stylised flowers and geometrical designs in openwork , partly of copper, with an iron plunger at one end and a bronze elephant's head with a hole in the mouth at the other.

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