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Published in Textiles and Politics: Textile Society of America 13th Biennial Symposium Proceedings, Washington, DC, September 18- September 22, 2012.
This paper will discuss a number of the 17th century carpets in the collection of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum in The City Palace of Jaipur in India. In 2008 the author was brought in as a consultant to Princess Diya Kumari, Maharini of Jaipur, to propose a program of conservation of Her Royal Highness' Mughal carpet collection. There will be a description of the sixteen carpets examined; a discussion of the conditions in which the carpets are currently stored and exhibited; and, more generally, an overview of the history of this unique and renowned collection of Indian carpets.