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Man's morning coat

June 30, 1700
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

Man's morning coat



Man's morning coat 1700-1750 India, Mughal, 18th century Tabby weave, resist-dyed (mordant resist and batik); cotton and applied gold leaf Overall: 142 x 172 cm (55 7/8 x 67 11/16 in.) Gift of The Textile Arts Club 1936.443 DESCRIPTION Much of the Mughals’ wealth derived from the international export of textiles, which became increasingly fashionable throughout Europe and America during the 18th century. This garment was made in India for the aristocratic French market. The floral designs inspired by the southern Indian dyed fabrics known as palampore have been enlivened by labor-intensive gilding and burnishing. CITATIONS Wardwell, Anne E. Material Matters: Fifty Years of Gifts from the Textile Arts Club, 1934-1984 : [Exhibition] 21 November-30 December 1984, the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland: The Museum, 1984. p. 35 Peck, Amelia, and Amy Elizabeth Bogansky. Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013. p. 203-204 EXHIBITION HISTORY Techniques of Textile Printing. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 11, 1948-May 29, 1949). Material Matters: Fifty Years of Gifts from the Textile Arts Club. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 21-December 30, 1984). Resist Dyed Textiles from India, Indonesia and Cambodia. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 22, 1993-March 27, 1995). Interwoven Globe: Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (organizer) (September 10, 2013-January 2, 2014). Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).

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