Seattle — The kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur was established in the 15th century and continues to innovate art. With a new exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, this is the first time that many of the 250 objects are being displayed outside of the palace. This exhibit recreates life-size elephant and horse mannequins, as well as intricate paintings, carvings and the 18th century glass palanquin, known as the Mahdol, which is used to transport the Maharaja and Queens.
Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India is so expansive it is shown on both the third and fourth floors in the Ebsworth and Simonyi Galleries. The exhibit goes until Jan. 21, 2019.
We had the honor of hosting His Highness Maharaja GajSingh II of Marwar-Jodhpur and Baijilal Shivranjani Rajye of Marwar-Jodhpur, who's personal items are displayed at the exhibit, on the show to talk about Peacock in the Desert and the history of their palace.