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The hanging, belonging to the Digambara Jaina sect, depicts a temple dedicated to Parshvanatha, the 23rdtirthankara of the Jainas. The tirthankara's image in the center of the temple is shown flanked by a devotee bringing offerings on the left and another in the posture of veneration. The green silk borders and the central ground are embellished by creeper motifs embroidered in silver wire and spangles.
The Gujarati inscription below reads: "Dedicated by KotadiaManekchand in memory of his late wife Punjibai to the Digambara Jaina temple of Lakroda in vs. 1985” (1928 AD)

Details

  • Title: Temple Hanging
  • Date: 1901/1930
  • Location: Gujarat
  • Physical Dimensions: L 134 cm x B 84 cm
  • Rights: Text © Sanskriti Museum of Indian Textiles/ Jyotindra Jain
  • Medium: Silk
  • Technique: Gold and silver thread, wire and spangle work on silk
  • Period: Early 20th century

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