Examples of clothing and styles in ancient India

Jinit

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Jun 2012
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Those are Begram ivories found in Afghanistan. These were late compared to the other art works. Dated to the Kushan period 1st-4th AD.(I think 4th is too late for those)

They are said to be imported from India proper. This is because the artistic style, clothing, etc looks like it belongs from there.




These ivories were exported to as far as the Roman empire. The Yakshi above was found in Pompeii.
Thanks for such interesting information and pictures. :). Also if possible please add little bit of information and the name of the place from which this artifacts have been found.
 
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Thanks for such interesting information and pictures. :). Also if possible please add little bit of information and the name of the place from which this artifacts have been found.
Okay for starters. Almost all these are made under the domain of the said successors.

For the viewers -


Any of the reliefs with this technique and material above is from the Sanchi Stupa's gateways and railings. Mostly dated to 2nd-1st century BC by the Satavhanas.





These gateways are covered with relief images.

For the viewers -

Any of the reliefs with this technique and material above is from the Bharhut Stupa's gateways and railings. Dated to 2nd-1st century BC by the Sungas. This stupa didnt fare as well as the Sanchi Stupa obviously.




 
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Any of the reliefs with this technique and material above is from the Amaravati Stupa's railings. Mostly dated to 1st-2nd century AC by the Satavhanas.




An image of how the stupa looked to the people then within the railings


Replica



Some surviving railings
 
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Bart Dale

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Dec 2009
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What did they wear in the winter? The clothes wouldn't be warm enough for an Afghan winter, although from what read, the ivories were from rhe site of the summer palace.

Also, what would be the material? Cotton and silk, I am sure, but did they also use linen and other fabric?
 

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