HH Maharaja Sir Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo (1912-1975) and HH Maharani Kailash Kumari of Patna #MyStateWithJaypore

HH Maharaja Sir Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo (1912-1975) and HH Maharani Kailash Kumari of Patna #MyStateWithJaypore

Maharaja Yeshwani Rao Holkar II and Maharani Sanyogita Devi of Indore, c. 1930 by Man Ray. (Al-Thani Collection - Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.)

Maharaja Yeshwani Rao Holkar II and Maharani Sanyogita Devi of Indore, c. 1930 by Man Ray. (Al-Thani Collection - Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.)

The Travancore Sisters Perfect example of the use of gold belts (oddiyanam) on Lalitha/Ragini/Padmini.

The Travancore Sisters Perfect example of the use of gold belts (oddiyanam) on Lalitha/Ragini/Padmini.

Rani of Kurupam Resplendent in her Basra pearls, diamonds and sapphires, the Queen wears a semi transparent silk shawl and fitted blouse with woven gold borders, pearls and silver zardozi embroidery. Her emellished silk skirt speaks volumes of the technical achievement of the Indian weaver. He painted the King in full princely attire. Major portions of the embroidery were done in pure gold. A Ravi Raja Poster

Rani of Kurupam Resplendent in her Basra pearls, diamonds and sapphires, the Queen wears a semi transparent silk shawl and fitted blouse with woven gold borders, pearls and silver zardozi embroidery. Her emellished silk skirt speaks volumes of the technical achievement of the Indian weaver. He painted the King in full princely attire. Major portions of the embroidery were done in pure gold. A Ravi Raja Poster

HH Subbamma Bai Sahib Subbamma Bai, second–wife of HH Raja Ramachandra Thondaiman, in her richly brocaded silk sari and breathtaking jewels. It has been ‘officially catalogued’ that her jewels were one of the reasons for the debts that her husband had accrued over the years!

HH Subbamma Bai Sahib Subbamma Bai, second–wife of HH Raja Ramachandra Thondaiman, in her richly brocaded silk sari and breathtaking jewels. It has been ‘officially catalogued’ that her jewels were one of the reasons for the debts that her husband had accrued over the years!

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