As the Mughal style developed throughout the empire (1526–1858), it came to be characterized by elaborate floral motifs, saturated colors, and exquisite workmanship. A late seventeenth-century sash from the Museum’s collection illustrates these qualities through its intricately embroidered borders. Our refined shawl faithfully adapts the elegant patterns of the original.
Wool. Imported. Dry clean only. 70'' x 27''.
- Dry clean only
- 70'' x 27''
Art HistoryThe Mughal empire in India (1526–1858) flourished under a long line of dynamic and highly cultured rulers, who supported some of the greatest achievements of Indian art and architecture. Royal support for court painters, architects, weavers, and goldsmiths led to the development of a distinctive and unified Mughal style, characterized by a wealth of floral motifs, rich colors, and fine workmanship. A Mughal sash from the second half of the 17th century in the Museum’s collection featuring small floral sprays embroidered in silk on each border is the source for the design of our elegant shawl.