approx. 125 color illus.
East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from The Al Thani Collection
East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from The Al Thani Collection presents a diverse cultural portrait through the examination of luxury goods produced on the Indian subcontinent from the time of the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the present. Published on the occasion of a major exhibition at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, this rich volume explores the many compelling dialogues between the East and the West, such as the relationship between one’s gender and the act of wearing jewelry. Further subjects, including the formation of this significant collection and detailed descriptions of many of its prized objects, are also discussed in scholarly essays by Martin Chapman and Amin Jaffer. Filled with lavish reproductions of some of the most beautiful Indian jewels from over the course of more than four centuries as well as Indian miniatures and other dazzling works of art, the pages of East Meets West comprise a treasure trove of sumptuous objects and fascinating stories.