Textil Art from India. Design for a shawl.

India, Textile, Art, Design, shawl, traditional, Moghul,
Design for a shawl, about 1800.

Fac-simile of a portion of a native Indian drawing. Design for a shawl.

Museum of the East India Company.

Source: Art treasures of the United Kingdom from the Art Treasures Exhibition, Manchester. Edited by J. B. Waring. Chromo lithographed by F. Bedford. The drawings on wood by R. Dudley, 1858.


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