The last two twisted lattice bands are embellished with beads and sequins.
The embroidered piece was completed with this.
The design started with the idea of Indian temple structures. We have so many different structures pertaining to certain regions. There was no specific temple design that inspired this piece. My husband says this looks like a crown! to give him credit some deities do have crown like this.
It started with applique and double herringbone stitches.
Twisted lattice band was worked on these stitches.
The colour inspiration was from a calendar picture.