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Fabric like this uses silk alone to create a luxurious fabric. The repeating floral motif is typical of the Mughal and Deccani style used in all media including textiles. It was admired by design 'reformers' in Britain for its restraint. Aurangabad was an important centre for several types if silk weaving.
Woven silk with a motif of leaves and red flowers on a green ground.
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Width: 77.5 cm, Length: 231 cm
Object history note
Purchased from 1851 Exhibition for £ 3.50 (£3.10s).
Historical context note
This was one of several examples of Indian textiles illustrated in Owen Jones's book, The Grammar of Ornament, (London, 1856).
Textile, woven silk, Aurangabad, ca. 1850
South & South East Asia Collection