Shaped horse trapping

Shaped horse trapping

1600s

Velvet, brocaded and pile warp substitution: silk and gilt-metal thread

Average: 26.1 x 23.5 cm (10 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1927.376

Description

The scrolling floral vines in the border and the combination of gold with imperial crimson resonate with the painted depiction of the textiles that accompany portraits of the emperor. The poppy plant in the center can be identified by the leaves with multiple lacy points and may reference the opium in which Emperor Jahangir indulged daily.

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