Indian khula-khud (helmet), char-aina (chahar-aina, chahar a’ineh), literally the four mirrors, chest armor with four plates, dastanas/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), silk padded mail armour jacket and trousers, cotton padding covering a layer of steel mail, the inside lining decorated with small floral sprays on a cream ground, a pair of steel slippers with leather attachments, firangi sword, cloth quiver with arrows, jacket 74 cm. long, trousers 100 cm. long, end of the 18th century.
Armor for elephants used by 17 century India. Q: "How do you make the enemy crap themselves in the 17th Century?" A: "Armored elephants."
Persian char-aina (chahar-aina, chahar a’ineh). Literally the four mirrors. Four plates worn over a zirah (shirt of mail) in Persia, India and Central Asia. The armor plates can be rectangular or round, and the two plates worn on the breast and back are considerably larger than those worn at the sides which had recesses for the arms. During the 16th century, chahar aina cuirasses were introduced in Iran, front and pack panels.
Persian (Qajar) mail and plate trousers, 19th c, multiple shaped plaques, including circular, semi-circular, triangular and rectangular, domed knee guards with spikes, all linked by riveted mail, incised and inlaid with gold decoration consisting of scrolling floral vines and medallions bearing animals, secured to a pair of leather trousers; and khula khud (helmet), Indian (Deccan) zirah (mail shirt), 17th century with short sleeves; trousers approx. 102 cm. long; mail 71 cm.long.
Indian War Elephant armor, 17th century, made of sheet iron panels and chainmail. Some of the panels have designs of elephants, fish, peacocks and lotus flowers hammered out. The elephant armor is so heavy that it takes three members of staff to lift the headpiece alone. Some of the panels are missing, revealing the way cotton would have been used under the armor for the animal's comfort. Royal Armouries in Leeds, England.
Tsuba (sword guard) by Eijo Goto, Momoyama Era (1381~1614), Japan
aromansoul: Chinese armor. Tang dynasty. First is a royal guard, similar to a samurai and the second is a northern foot soldier. non-westernhistoricalfashion: Here are more shots of the costumes in the post with the armor. As nextian pointed out, they are indeed from the film The Banquet. You can see the still of Zhang Ziyi in the background.