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Turban ornament, Pakistan, early 18th century, Museum no. IM.240-1923

This exhibition spanned the period from the beginning of the 18th century to the mid-20th century, bringing together over 250 magnificent objects, many being lent from India's royal collections for the first time.

The exhibition examined the changing role of the maharajas within a social and historical context and revealed how their patronage of the arts, both in India and Europe, resulted in splendid and beautiful objects symbolic of royal status, power and identity.

Pair of flintlock pistols owned by Tipu Sultan
Having failed to take the great fortress of Chitor by direct assault, Akbar decided to use mines
Turban jewels (jigha and sarpati)
Tippoo's Tiger

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Exclusive tote bag commemorating the V&A exhibition, David Bowie is 23 March – 28 July 2013. Image adapted from 'Session photograph for Ala…

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Event - The Fabric of India

Sat 03 October 2015–Sun 10 January 2016

EXHIBITION: The highlight of the V&A India Festival, this is the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India.

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