Amidst the cloth-treating, waxing, dyeing, boiling, de-waxing, and probably doing it all over again, the Devi’s chhavi has acquired a degree of perfection and solemnity. She is clad in a saree the colour of raw turmeric, which becomes Her milk-white complexion. From Her bangles and the halo behind Her head, to the blooming lotus asana, these are all a solid vermillion colour. The colour palette is reminiscent of the spring of the Eastern delta region, where She is worshipped in all the glory of the season. Note the realistic creases that occur on the gigantic petals of Her asana from Her weight thereon.
Zoom in on the Devi’s shringar, the decorated veena, and the intricate serrations on Her crown, in order to take in the shraddha (devotion) and precision with which this work of art has been made.