Saturday, September 26, 2009

Two of these Gangajalis, silver jars, were made over a two-year period, ending in 1896, from 14,000 Jaipur silver coins; they are the largest silver vessels in the world at over five feet in height and over 14 feet in diameter. They hold 900 gallons and both were taken, filled with water from the Ganges River, by Maharajah Sawai Madho Singh II on his voyage to England in 1902 to attend the coronation of Edward VII.

On leaving the City Palace Museum, there is, of course, a market...

Women spinning:

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