Brocade Stole

This tinsel brocade would have been woven in Benaras. It is a silk-gauze popularised by women in the Mughal courts. The border of this brocade is highly unusual and rare for a Benarasi brocade. Alternating figures of Krishna and Radha appear on the wide border, without any of the usual accompaniments of floral scrollwork, background patterning, geometric edging or birds and animals.

Date/Period
19th-20th century
Region
Varanasi, India
Dimension
Gross Measurement: 201.0 x 1109.3 cm
Accession No.
2016-00337
Material
Silk
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Textiles