View of a coat of brocade (kincob or kamkhwab, cloth of gold) of zig-zag pattern in red and gold . The borders and shoulder and back pieces are of black velvet embroidered in an elaborate floral pattern with gold thread, pearls, rubies and emeralds, by Maharaja Buland Baksh and Ahmed Khan of Ulwar (todays Alwar).
Cost of velvet and brocade, 90 rupees; of the lining of light blue satin, 11 rupees; of the jewels, 5000 rupees; and labour, 300 rupees; total, 5401 rupees. Length down the middle seam of the back, 32 inches. Regal garments of this kind were, no doubt, worn at the Imperial Court, whence came most of the best workmen at Ulwar.
Indian Jewellery by Thomas Holbein Hendley. Journal of Indian Art, 1909.
Ulwar and its art treasures by Thomas Holbein Hendley. London: W. Griggs 1888.
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