A ceremonial procession is in progress with two grand palanquins carrying
the married couple. In most Indian traditions, marriage involves several
ceremonies and festivities, at the end of which the bridegroom takes the
bride home, loaded with gifts. This panel shows a part of the above
festivities. Four men each carry the palanquins, with those playing the music
leading it. Musical instruments like the drum and trumpet are accompanied
by the sound of the conch, heralding auspices. Behind the palanquin of the bride are a couple of men carrying the
gifts received. All in all, it is a joyous picture depicting a rite of
Special characteristics of this painting are the clear cut and bold linear
designs and its colour presentation. The trees in the background are painted
slender and willowy and each leaf and flower is separately drawn. The
sporadic clouds are painted blue with bold white outlining.
This description by Kiranjyot.
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