Mushru Cloth, Mughal Period, late XVII-early XVIII century. Ikat dyed (indigo over cochineal). 'Mushru' means 'permitted'. Under the laws of the Koran pure silk could not be worn by men, but with cotton or linen wefts, it was permitted as a lining material for a garment at court.

Mushru cloth, late 17th-early 18th century

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Title
Mushru cloth
Role
Artist
Accession Number
86.32
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Mushru Cloth, Mughal Period, late XVII-early XVIII century. Ikat dyed (indigo over cochineal). 'Mushru' means 'permitted'. Under the laws of the Koran pure silk could not be worn by men, but with cotton or linen wefts, it was permitted as a lining material for a garment at court.