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Textiles & Garments
At the Jaipur Court
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 304 x 241mm
All colour; 262 photographs; 284 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9385285041 | ISBN-13: 978-93-85285-04-2

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This is the first comprehensive overview of the court textiles of the Kachhwaha Rajput court of Amber-Jaipur, which were among the finest ever produced in India. While a few thousand historical pieces survive in the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum in the City Palace, Jaipur, many now reside in art collections across the world. Over 200 full colour images showcase some of the most remarkable court textiles remaining in Jaipur and preserved elsewhere. This book is one in a series illustrating the collections of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, City Palace Jaipur. Others in the series are Festivals at the Jaipur Court by Vibhuti Sachdev, Arms and Armour at the Jaipur Court by Robert Elgood, and Painting & Photography at the Jaipur Court by Giles Tillotson and Mrinalini Venkateswaran and Textiles of Rajasthan at the Jaipur Court by Vandana Bhandari

 



Rahul Jain
Rahul Jain
Author

Rahul Jain is a textile researcher and historian who lives and works in New Delhi. His publications include technical studies of the traditional Indian drawloom, the woven silks of Sultanate India, as well as the court velvets, sashes, and luxury fabrics of Mughal India. He has also written about contemporary Indian hand-crafted textiles. He runs a workshop of traditional drawlooms in Varanasi.