Tent hanging

Tent hanging

Cotton embroidered with silks, silver-gilt and silver threads
Delhi, India
17th century
Museum no. IM.153-1924

This is a hanging from the inner side of a tent wall (kanat) showing a music party. In the middle stands a Mogul princess holding a flower whilst reaching up to a branch of a flowering tree. There are two female musicians and attendants holding a tray of sweetmeats and drinking utensils. Designs of flowers, birds and trees cover the background.