I've experimented with these two personas in an effort to understand climate. In the end, I've decided that 6thC Mediterranean/1350 Danish is where I want to be, but the sources I found were neat, and my mother wears Persian based on these pictures.
Persona: 16thc Persia, artisan class
and these fabrics:
-4 yds rayon jacquard
-3.5 yds taupe linen, rayon embroid.
-2.75 yds lt yellow linen, rayon threaded
-1.5 yds mint linen
-4 yds translucent embroidered cotton for pirihan
(Still want silk to line jacquard for joba - will block print edges-that-show with pomegranates.)
Also these helpful comments from Master Safi on color and fabric choice for artisan class.
I mostly accumulated this persona under the notion that "saris are fun", and in support of my friend Madhavi, who worked incredibly hard to get Indian into the mainstream, where I think it is now, truly.
A very odd sort of web-based bibliography can be found here. "Saris are fun" does not lead to much academic rigor, in Greet's Middle Ages.
List of Indian-category posts on GMA.