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Royal Textiles Of Mewar

Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Jyoti Jasol, Anamika Pathak, Smita Singh and Neil Greentree, Harpercollins India, 2021, 280 p, ISBN : 9789354223303, $80.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Royal Textiles Of Mewar

Contents: Invocation. Foreword. Custodians of the house of Mewar. 1. Introduction. A Legacy in Purdah: Rajmata Sahiba Sushila Kumariji of Udaipur, Mewar and the formation of the collection/Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur. 2. Textiles and dress at the Mewar court/Rosemary Crill. 3. Documentation and cataloguing of Mewar royal costumes and textiles/Smita Singh. 4. Animal trappings at the Mewar court/Anamika Pathak. 5. The Mewar textile regalia: Symbols of sovereignty intertwined with rituals and festivals/Smith Sing and Jyoti Jasol. Catalogue. Acknowledgements. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Contributors. Index.

The book opens a window into the royal world of Mewar and show us how the textiles and attire of the Mewar court through the ages. It also includes sections on the documentation and cataloguing of these royal costumes and textiles, the animal trappings at the Mewar court, and the Mewar textile regalia associated with the many rituals and festivals of the region.

Interspersed with glorious photographs and detailed commentary, this is a must-have for any lover of textiles, fashion and, of course, history. As a bonus, the book also contains a detailed catalogue of the various costumes and dresses worn by the men and women of the court.

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