A fine figurative Nakshi Kantha Textile.
Features two chariots and a ring of women dancing.
I learnt from a reader that the chariot appears to be the old 3-storied Dhamrai Jagannath Roth [Chariot] in Bangladesh. Sadly it was burned in1971 by the Pakistani army. A replacement has been built but the orgininal Jagannath said to be about 400 years old was magnificent.
Also features married Hindu women dancing in a circle around a central lotus and engaged in Raas Lila in worship of Lord Krishna.
The field is filled with fine waves & ripples created by fine bunching up the base cloth with the running stitch.
Early 20th c.
Size: 34.5'' x 56'' (88 x 142 cm).