I happened to come upon a
pentagonal trapping, during my weekly routine, as thus.
It is my
understanding that these are refered to as "Ganeshtepana".
It measures 23" across the
base and 27" from base to apex.
It was claimed to be an antique,
althoughI really don't know how to tell.
I do know that for what I paid
for it that it, really doesn't matter from a financial
The backing cloth looks stamped with some sort of
Seen from the front, this appears
a curious object. Alas, much of the silk
embroidery thread is gone, but
the outlining is clearly visible and hence the whole of the
What I presume to be Ganesh,
presiding over the festivities, as it were,
and flanked by his two
The "shisha" or mirrors here seem
to discribe the eyes of some odd
bird like creature
Even the sun is
There doesn't seem to be much
systematic informarion regarding
the embroidery of the various people
of Gujarat available on the internet.
Mention was made, however, of the
fact that some embroidery
much resembles the works of the Baluch,and
that some of the
embroidery is executed by muslims.
artists are relatively recent immigrants from areas west,
cultural transference is documented.
And yes, while the "Ganeshtepana"
is not specifically mentioned,
it is stated that trappings of this
type, in general, are intimately
associated with the wedding
That's about the scope of my knowledge regarding this
If anyone can contribute anything more I would
enjoy hearing it.