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Gold Woven Kerchief

China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum

Brocade is one of the finest and highest quality textiles produced in India, and brocade woven with gold and silver thread is especially popular in central India. Varanasi developed into the most prestigious center for producing gold and silver-threaded brocade during the 17th century. The floral patterns in the center section are arranged in an orderly pattern along each side, with a wide-edged geometric pattern. Green, dark rouge, orange, purple, and plain white silk tassels adorn the upper left and lower right corners. The lining is comprised of a red and blue striped fabric.

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