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During the 16th and 17th centuries, Gujarat, India, supplied embroideries of the highest quality to the Mughal court. As European traders began to arrive in India, production from adjusted to satisfy the tastes of markets abroad, particularly in Portugal and England. To create wares that would be popular overseas, embroiderers worked from existing European textiles. The combination of a spiraling vine pattern and playful animals has its source in English embroideries.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, Gujarat, India, supplied embroideries of the highest quality to the Mughal court. As European traders began to arrive in India, production from adjusted to satisfy the tastes of markets abroad, particularly in Portugal and England. To create wares that would be popular overseas, embroiderers worked from existing European textiles. The combination of a spiraling vine pattern and playful animals has its source in English embroideries.

Jaipur Bouquet with chrysanthemums, lilies, roses and dahlias. Block print by Brigitte Singh

Jaipur Bouquet with chrysanthemums, lilies, roses and dahlias. Block print by Brigitte Singh

style court: Calico Museum of Textiles at Ahmedabad, India

style court: Calico Museum of Textiles at Ahmedabad, India

Huge Peacock Stamp, Hand Carved Wood Indian Printing Block, Bird Animal Motif, by DelhiDaze, $32.00

Huge Peacock Stamp, Hand Carved Wood Indian Printing Block, Bird Animal Motif, by DelhiDaze, $32.00