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Official teachers' resource for the Art Gallery of Ontario's Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts exhibition, which is up until April 3, 2011. Learn about some of the artifacts in the exhibition, and engage in a dialogue relating ancient artworks to contemporary life.

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Fashionable Armour

Suit of armour. Udaipur, 18th century Layers of cotton, velvet, silk and gilded copper. Victoria and Albert Museum

  • While the function of this suit of armour is to protect the wearer, a lot of effort went into making the suit look beautiful.
  • Can armour be fashionable?
  • ┬áCan fashion be a type of armour?

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