gold embroidery on red velvet.
end of the moghol period (first half of the 19th century)
360 cm x 150 cm
142 in. x 59 in.Red coton velvet embroidered with gold thread. It has the shape of a huge scarf that was put on the back of elephants. It is divided into three parts : the two extremities are richly embroidered with lattice patterns, crosses, fishes and palms. The centre that was hidden under the howdah is plain red velvet.