Of Shah Jahan's many wives, the Mogul emperor's favorite was the beautiful Mumtaz Mahal; upon her death, the Shah ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal. The life of the woman who inspired one of the world's most famous structures is recalled by this paper doll collection. Two dolls, one of the emperor and the other of Mumtaz Mahal, are accompanied by 16 costumes, including anklets, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.Under the jama the emperor wears paisley-print Mughal trousers called isar or izar, cut full at the hip and tapered to the ankles ... The emperor wears court dress of gold kurta (pajama-type shirt) and isar with a sheer over- skirt embroidered in a anbsp;...
|Title||:||Mumtaz of the Taj Mahal Paper Dolls|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2002-01-04|