Fhagli festival ceremonial poles
A Rare pair Fhagli festival ceremonial poles Lahaul valley Himachal Pradesh
Carved wood poles from a palanquin carved with tribal faces and dancing figures with applied pigments.
The Phagli festival is is held in the month of Phagun (February) and hence the name Phagli
and celebrates the arrival of spring and fertility rituals are performed.
Himalayan area of Himachal Pradesh India
Period: Early 20th century
Overall height 90 cm, Carved head sections 43 cm ( poles are removable )