Its Gauhara Begum, fourteenth and last child of Princess Arjumand, the inspiration for this design printed on silk tussah.
(to know more: http://jahanarabegum.freeservers.com/)
The tussah silk spun and woven by hand on small looms in India, has the distinction of receiving the color unevenly, as is its irregular yarn. Fabric tussah silks when printed seem antique,used by time .
This large bedroom was covered on the walls with Gauhara Begum, the bed covered with design Zig Zag and bedspread with Pomegranate tussah silk.
The pomegranate is a symbol of fertility typically from the Ottoman Empire, the zig zag typically Moghol, Gauhara Begum design comes from a flower embroidered on a small harem towel.
The designs are from the Imperial Collection.