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    Bel Phool

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    A common motif in Indian textiles, it comprises a bel or creeper with phool (flowers) and patta (leaves) motifs and is used as a running pattern across the borders of a fabric. This motif is commonly used on the handloom sarees of Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh, where it is woven into the borders using gold and silver zari.


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