Textiles & Garments at the Jaipur Court

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Tribute to the remarkable artistic and material legacy of the Kachhwaha maharajas of Amber-Jaipur- Illustrated showcase of some of the finest and most rare court textiles to have survived from medieval IndiaThe textiles of the Kachhwaha Rajput maharajas of Amber-Jaipur were among the finest ever produced in India. This book offers tribute to that remarkable artistic and material legacy. While a few thousand historical pieces survive in the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum in the City Palace, Jaipur, many now reside in important art collections across the world. This book showcases nearly 150 of the most remarkable pieces among these, which date from the early 17th century to the early 20th century. These include some of India's earliest and finest kalamkaris as well as rare woven silks and velvets, most of which came from renowned Indian textile centres located across the subcontinent, as well as from Iran. The palace stores of Amber and Jaipur once housed not only the most spectacular royal tents of the period but also an impressive range of fine garments and accessories for the princes and other members of the royal household, many of which are showcased here for the first time. A lavishly illustrated survey of the entire Kachhwaha corpus, this book is the first comprehensive overview of the court textiles of any princely Indian state.


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