Chakla (square hanging) depicting Shiva with attendants - 969.271.1_2_det1_doc20060720

969.271.1_2_det1_doc20060720

Chakla (square hanging) depicting Shiva with attendants

Medium:Cotton tabby embroidered in silk
Geography: Chamba, Himāchal Pradesh, India
Date: 1775-1825
Dimensions:
27 x 28 cm
Object number: 969.271.1
Not on view
DescriptionLord Shiva is seated on a lotus with his symbols: the crescent at forehead, trident, and axe. His attendants stand on either side holding fans. They are depicted wearing stylized ghagra and choli -- wide skirt with blouse. The chakla (square hanging) is often used as a shrine cloth.
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