Indian Elephants Tea Towel

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a tea towel inspired by details from an Indian painting of the goddess Lakshmi flanked by elephants.

This dish cloth forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The tea towel is made in the UK from 100% cotton and is machine washable.

The repeating elephant motif is inspired by a vibrant gouache painting from the Bundi District of Rajasthan, India, which dates to around 1780. The painting shows the Gaja-Lakshmi; the goddess of wealth and prosperity seated on a lotus flower between two winged elephants (gajah in Sanskrit) who are showering her with water, symbolising fertilisation and prosperity. In ancient tradition the first elephants took the form of winged clouds which sprayed the Earth with water, although their wings were confiscated when they disturbed an angry sage.

A gorgeous gift for the home.

  • Product Code: CMCK74000
  • Product Weight: 0.06Kg
  • Dimensions: H47 x L75cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Details: Machine washable
  • Postage Weight: 0.06 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a tea towel inspired by details from an Indian painting of the goddess Lakshmi flanked by elephants.

This dish cloth forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The tea towel is made in the UK from 100% cotton and is machine washable.

The repeating elephant motif is inspired by a vibrant gouache painting from the Bundi District of Rajasthan, India, which dates to around 1780. The painting shows the Gaja-Lakshmi; the goddess of wealth and prosperity seated on a lotus flower between two winged elephants (gajah in Sanskrit) who are showering her with water, symbolising fertilisation and prosperity. In ancient tradition the first elephants took the form of winged clouds which sprayed the Earth with water, although their wings were confiscated when they disturbed an angry sage.

A gorgeous gift for the home.

  • Product Code: CMCK74000
  • Product Weight: 0.06Kg
  • Dimensions: H47 x L75cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Details: Machine washable
  • Postage Weight: 0.06 Kg
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