Mughal Love

This blog is simply about remembering the enriched culture and history of India long before it was divided into pakistan and bangladesh. The Mughal Empire was the dominant power in the Indian subcontinent between the mid-16th century and the early 18th century
Man’s robe, second half of 17th century; MughalIndiaPainted cotton with applied gold leaf

The early Mughal rulers Akbar and Jahangir were interested in fashion stuffs, carpets, and ornamental textiles. Both emperors had a penchant for inventing new names for garments and other clothing. Akbar is recorded as having ordered a new coat or dress with a round skirt to be tied on the right side. This jama may be a later version of the Akbari garment. Its lengthy sleeves would have been gathered up on the arm when the dress was worn.

Man’s robe, second half of 17th century; Mughal
India
Painted cotton with applied gold leaf

The early Mughal rulers Akbar and Jahangir were interested in fashion stuffs, carpets, and ornamental textiles. Both emperors had a penchant for inventing new names for garments and other clothing. Akbar is recorded as having ordered a new coat or dress with a round skirt to be tied on the right side. This jama may be a later version of the Akbari garment. Its lengthy sleeves would have been gathered up on the arm when the dress was worn.

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    Oh Akbar you so fabulous :3
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    I knew there was a reason why the Mughals were some of my favorites last semester
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    I’m wearing this on my wedding.
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