[Detail, above, and full view below: Le Tapis Moghol as seen in Hali, spring 2009.]
The textile shown at top is Le Tapis Moghol, from the Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes. Writing for Hali (spring 2009), Rosemary Crill says the painted and dyed, 17th-century Coromandel Coast floorspread was the star of the French museum's show. When I read her description of the floral border, with its faces popping out from behind petals, I thought first of 20th-century surrealism and then of this album cover art from my iTunes library...
Crill adds that the central panel is "riotous" with Japanese-inspired vegetation and composite characters.
This surprising detail, above, seems a little bit Hieronymus Bosch, to me.
[Detail via Hali]
The exhibition also included many Indian export chintzes, made for European interiors and clothes, like this mid-18th-century painted and dyed floral apron.