Royal Fables, a heritage exposition that presents the rich, cultural imprint of Imperial India, is all set to open in Mumbai on December 8th & 9th, 2015 at The Imperial Room, St. Regis, Mumbai. This two day event will showcase a rich repertoire of heritage inspired art, costumes, jewelry, home accents, and handicrafts designed by the heirs of leading Indian royal families and unveil an art wall featuring works by artists of royal descent.
Royal Fables recently held its Season 7 in New Delhi which received an overwhelming response and adulation and we’re sure it’ll create a similar impression in Mumbai. The exhibition will flag off on 8th December 2015 with the likes of Shri Digvijay Singh, HH Maharani Radhikaraje Gaekwad of Baroda, Siddhartha & Gautam Totuka, Directors, P.C Totuka & Sons, and celebrities like Maria Goretti, Vidya Malwade, Ajit Sodhi & Mini Mathur in attendance.
Collectors and connoisseurs can look forward to a rich and robust cache of design and art by 50 royal families of India. On display will be the craft and textiles collection from the Palace Atelier led by Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur; oleo-graphs and textiles from HH Maharani Radhikaraje Gaekwad; vintage regalia of a royal wedding by Rani Sandhya Kumari of Khajurgaon, pure gold woven saris by Thakurani Darshana Kumari of Mandawa; hand painted saris by Rajkumari Alkarani Singh of Pratapgarh; exquisite organic cotton ensembles by Kanwarani Kamini Singh of Seohara, among other stuff.
The art wall will unveil contemporary art created in palace art schools across India. It will include miniature art from Kangra Collection of Contemporary art hand-picked by Tikaraaj Ashwarya and Tikarani Shailaja Katoch of Lambagaon-Kangra, signature art of Pichwai by Princess Vaishnavi Kumari of Kishangarh, fired enamel art on copper and steel by Princess Jyotsna Singh of Jammu & Kashmir, Gond and Kalamkari inspired art and wildlife art from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan by Rajkumari Nandini Singh of Jhabua, wildlife art by Aapji Vikramaditya Singh of Palaitha, and the wilderness of the forests of north and central India by Yuvraaj Aanjaneya Pratap Singh Deo of Jarasingha.
Founded by Anshu Khanna, a communications professional with a penchant for promoting good design, Royal Fables is her attempt to preserve and recreate the aura of the bygone, regal era. This exhibition has, through the last six seasons, held shows in Morocco, Thailand, New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. It has successfully showcased many cultural forums that together add to the mystique of Imperial India. This event is going to be as splendid!