Panel from a Tent Lining

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This panel was probably one of a series of identical panels used to line the tent of the temporary camps set up along the caravan routes of the Mughal emperors. Writing about Aurangzeb’s camp in 1665, the French physician François Bernier described linings with representations of large vases of flowers, much like this example.

Panel from a Tent Lining, Cotton; plain weave, mordant painted and dyed, resist dyed

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