ca. 1900 India, Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh India. Islamic textile is an offering from the tomb of Saint Salar Mas'ud, a nephew of Mahmud of Ghazni who was slain in battle in 1033 or 1034. By 1325, a cult had evolved around his tomb. Cotton; plain weave, appliquéd and embroidered.
The world’s shortest woman, 18-year-old Jyoti Amge (62.8 cm), stands with the world’s shortest man, 72-year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi (54.6 cm) for the first time for the upcoming Guinness World Records 2013 book out on the 13th of September Picture: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records