In India, hens are a traditional symbol of prosperity and good luck for centuries. They are often given as gifts at celebrations to encourage success and good fortune. Hence, strands of handmade fabric hens, aptly named "Prosperity Hens", and are believed to bring prosperity, abundance and good luck when hung in a doorway or window. The strands of are made of colorful stylized hens that are sewn from cotton scrap fabric and stuffed. The hens are then strung with beads, sequins and usually one bell at the end. The number of hens on a strand can vary. They may consist of one hen to over forty hens but the most often range from ten to thirty.
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