Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India


Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India
From one of India’s greatest former kingdoms come the sumptuous royal arts of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Intricate paintings, dazzling jewellery, meticulous textiles and luxury decorative arts tell stories of conquest, kingship, strategic alliances, gender roles and life at court. These treasures were produced under the patronage of a dynasty that ruled this desert kingdom for centuries, until India’s independence in 1947. They reflect a cosmopolitan culture sustained by a delicate balance between local and external influences, tradition and modernity.
Date Place
Mar 09 - Sep 02 2019 Royal Ontario Museum