She is clad in a fresh saree of ivory-coloured silk, so new the creases are still intact. Zoom in on the endpiece that she has drawn down the front, lifelike folds painted with bold monotone brushstrokes. A thick brocade of gold defines the border, which is embroidered with a single thread of green. Ample gold ornaments on her person, studded with rubies and emeralds; these are indicative of her status as probably the eldest daughter-in-law. Such is the glow on her face that, in her ivory saree and gold jewellery, she is the very image of Devi Sarasvati.
Thick green vine frames the door behind her. In the background, one could see the quarters of the ground floor of her home. A quiet courtyard opens out before it, in keeping with the pre-independence architecture of the homes of the upper classes in India. Into the distance, a gorgeous palette of soft greens and yellows defines the Ganges as She reflects the glamorous rays of the early morning sun.
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