The upper body is covered with heavy adornment and the lower body with a short skirt or sari fastened by a waistband.

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  • Title: Mother Goddess
  • Location: India
  • Type: Sculpture
  • History of Style of Technique: The history of Indian textiles dates back to ancient times as is evidenced by archaeological and literary records. The oldest evidence of textiles from the subcontinent is a madder dyed cotton cloth fragment belonging to the Harappan Civilization (2500 - 1750 BCE). This proves that cotton was spun, woven and dyed as early as 4000 years ago. Recent microsccopic analysis of the beads from Harappa and Chanhudaro by Harvard's Harappa Archaeological Research Project (HARP) reveal the possibility of the presence of silk fibers. Apart from these findings, the figurines excavated from the sites ive a vague idea of the dressing style of the Harappan people.