A black coloured cotton print Kaftan design features on this mirror work collar. Various designs appear on the Kaftan such as geometrical patterns, flowers, animals, stars and letters. In Egypt, the chequered pattern on the Kaftan conveys high levels of refinement and class. Each culture has its own interpretation of what constitutes a beautiful Kaftan design. Typically, black colour dominates in any desired Kaftan design. It also depicts power and royalty since it is the colour associated with the nobility in the Middle Ages. The black colour also has many symbolic meanings including death, sorrow, misery and depression. The black colour emphasises gloominess while projecting an air of elegance at the same time.
This mirror work collar is designed with black coloured cotton print circular motifs. The circular motifs used in this Kafton resemble those featured on traditional Indian wedding sashes. These are known as paithans in Hindi and are typically made of silk or other fine fabrics. Some cultures have their own unique interpretations of what constitutes a beautiful Kafton design. Typically, black colour dominates in any desired Kafton design.
A black coloured cotton print Kafton design features prominently on this mirror work collar because it highlights one of India's national dresses styles- namely Miraakha style of Kafton design inspired by Khoja-Shamlu's artistic influence on fashion during the 12th century in Persia.