The Royal Textiles of Mewar

The City Palace Museum, Udaipur, is home to a remarkable collection of textiles, including clothing, furnishings, animal trappings and ceremonial objects used at the court. These range from richly embroidered garments for both men and women, colourful tie-dyed turbans and elegant robes worn by members of the ruling family to huge elephant covers, decorative saddle-cloths and lavish floor-spreads. This book explores the full range of the collection and uncovers the roles the different textiles have played in the royal court of Mewar.