The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India | Garfied Weston Exhibition Hall, Level B2

March 9 to September 2, 2019

ROM Members see it free

From an extraordinary place--one of the largest former princely states of India set within the desert of Rajasthan--come intricate paintings, dazzling jewellery, meticulously-crafted textiles and sumptuous decorative arts. They tell stories of royal marriages, kingship, traditions, conquests and alliances in the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur from the 17th century to 1947.

Eloquent in their own right, these objects also reflect the complex networks that encoded meaning into courtly life. Drawn from the superb collection of the erstwhile royal family of Jodhpur and the city's Mehrangarh Fort Museum, many of these treasures are on display outside their palace setting for the very first time. 

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston with the collaboration of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodphur, India.