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Textiles in a Textile – Study of a 17th C Kalamkari

A fabulous work of art that also presents us with a glimpse of textiles and costumes in use in India in the 17th century.

This rumal bears a date and shows scenes of courtly life involving figures in both Persian and Indian dress.

I counted 58 different textiles in this … can you find more?

 

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DP335159

From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

More ‘textiles within textiles’ to follow.

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jm

wovensouls.com

 

 

 

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/448213?&searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&ft=kalamkari&offset=0&rpp=20&pos=3

2 comments on “Textiles in a Textile – Study of a 17th C Kalamkari

  1. Vinod Sharma
    October 5, 2019

    Supper

  2. elisabethkhan
    October 5, 2019

    The detail and artistry of this piece simply leaves me speechless!

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