Brocade

Aurangabad has been and continues to be a prominent centre of textile production; these included mashru, hirmu, gold and silver lace, brocade, kinkhab and karchob work. Incorporating floral motifs, the weaving was intricate and complex. While the creation of the mashru and himru involved interweaving of raw silk and cotton threads, the kinkhab are intricately decorated gold or silver thread brocades. Such brocades were commissioned for royal and wealthy patrons. The kinkhab of Paithan and Aurangabad were celebrated in the Deccan Region and were very highly priced. This is a rare example of an Aurangabad Brocade with repeat floral motifs interspersed with gold butta or dots on red ground.

Date/Period
20th century
Region
Aurangabad, India
Dimension
Object size: 99.2 x 76.3 cm
Accession No.
2013-00554
Material
Silk
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Textiles