Such cloth is for temporary shrines and village festivals produced by untouchables. Workers often can be seen on sidewalks in Ahmedabad painting the cloth. There is always a representation of Ganesh in the cloth as well as the Mother Goddess. Cotton
34 x 50.5 inches
Exhibited in "Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys: Handcrafted Textiles of India and its Neighbors," Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota, 9 June-25 September 2011.
Illustration: Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys, p. 38