Tent Lining Fragment

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This section from a tent lining is immediately distinguished from contemporary embroideries made for export by the use of the favorite Mughal motif of the single flowering plant within an arched niche. It would have hung on the inside of a tent made of a plain cotton textile, enlivening the interior space of a home-away from-home, the tent city erected by the court on the move during campaigns or the seasonal migrations between capitals.

Tent Lining Fragment, Cotton, silk; plain weave, embroidered, quilted

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