game board

Painted textile pachisi, or chaupar board. Square cloth with diagonal cross shape, each arm with three rows of squares, some of which are decorated with a flower design. At the centre of the cross is one large square with a black background and a floral motif. There is a coloured border to the textile. Between the cross, each side depicts one of four seated couples, male and female, set against a pale blue-green background. Above each couple is a pair of emblems, in the form of flowers or flower buds, a different type for each couple.
label: old exhibition label that is beige with black type

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