Men & women Mughal empire wore beautiful & expensive clothes made from finest materials & adorned themselves with jewellery from head to toe.
The garments of Mughal ladies were made of the finest muslins, silks, velvets and brocades.
The muslins used for their clothes were of three types: Ab-e-Rawan (running water), Baft Hawa (woven air) and Shabnam (evening dew).
Muslins called Shabnam were brought from Dacca and were famous as Dhaka malmal.
The Yaktahi Jama originated in Persia/Central Asia, where it was worn both short and long, over a pai-jama
In Persian, the word “Jama” means garment, robe, gown or coat. Mughal Jama is side-fastening frock-coat with tight-fitting bodice, nipped-in waist & flared skirt, reaching knees.
Chogha is a very ancient garment which we have seen all throughout the Persian, Mongolian and other areas.
The word Chogha in Mughal times referred to a long sleeved coat, open down the front,usually down to hip/knee length
By the medieval period, Choghas in India were made loose enough to be worn over Angharkas, Jamas and other garments
Jama means garment and Pai jama the lower garment
Now called pyjama. Came to India with the Turks
Today In British usage now: #Pajamas, or PJs, a two-piece garment chiefly for sleeping in. You have Pajama tops & Pajama bottoms!
Note: all paintings and photographs are from different museums and libraries and sourced from pinterest