You can tell a lot about a person by how they are dressed. This was especially true at the Mughal court. Portraiture, starting with the emperors themselves, revealed much about a person’s status and character. The clothing, accessories, and attributes of the Mughals and their courtiers helped to signify their wealth and position.
Status was also made evident in the luxurious environments in which the Mughals and their courtiers resided. Ornate palaces, charming open pavilions and lush, manicured gardens provided perfect settings for courtly enjoyments, such as food, wine, poetry, and song. These spaces were also ideal locations for viewing paintings and albums.
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