the many-splendoured delights of Ajanta compiled by Subramanian Swaminathan
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Contemporary Fashion

Ajanta is a treasure-house to study contemporary fashion in textiles, jewellery, etc.
The girl sports an upper-garment
with rows of geese printed on it
Maha-janaka Jataka, Cave 1
The glorious tradition of ikkat, where
yarn is dyed to produce a design leading to today’s
Patola and Pochampalli,was initiated here
The tailored dress of dancer a proof of
high degree of sophistication in both
fabric design and dress-makings
Sophisticated ornaments
seen on the dancer
Maha-janaka Jataka, Cave 1
Arsi, Thumb-ring set with a Miniature Mirror ; Sharashri, Head-dress of Gold-beads and Pearls ; Karna-pushpam, Ear-rings of elaborate Design

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