Beautiful, large glittery piece 40" x 73" with very many strips of spangles/sequins with an elephant motif sewn onto a black, cotton cloth, then backed with a black cotton cloth backing. Under sunlight or artificial light, you get lots of shimmering glittery shine. According to the Smithsonian Magazine's article on sequins and spangles (which have been used for thousands of years), the shimmering effect is meant to ward off evil spirits. I purchased this piece many decades ago when I lived in India and it has been in dry storage since in a smoke-free and pet-free home. Has to be seen to truly appreciate it.