Splendours from In­dia in Ed­in­burgh

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The Queens Gallery, Palace of Holy­rood­house, Ed­in­burgh Show­ing un­til: 22 April 2018

Daz­zling works of art that brought the won­ders of In­dia to Bri­tain at the end of the 19th cen­tury go on dis­play in Scot­land for the first time in over 130 years. Ex­plor­ing the his­toric visit made by Al­bert Ed­ward, Prince of Wales (later King Ed­ward VII), Splendours of the Sub­con­ti­nent: A Prince’s Tour of

In­dia 1875–6 brings to­gether some of the finest ex­am­ples of In­dian de­sign and crafts­man­ship, pre­sented to the Prince as part of the tra­di­tional ex­change of gifts. By the end of the tour the Prince had re­ceived over 2,000 gifts from the lo­cal rulers he had met. Recog­nis­ing the cul­tural value and artis­tic merit of th­ese items, on his re­turn to Bri­tain he made ar­range­ments for them to be placed on pub­lic dis­play.

Ex­hi­bi­tion cu­ra­tor Ka­jal Meghani ad­mires a pair of pea­cock feather mor­chals ( fly­whisks)

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