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Tent hanging

Tent hanging

  • Place of origin:

    Jaipur (probably, made)
    Rajasthan (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stencilled velvet and painted with gold leaf

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This striking hanging would have been used inside a tent. The set from which this panel comes has been associated with the rulers of Jaipur in Rajasthan and it may well have been made there (although the velvet appears to be imported European fabric). Red and gold hangings with floral designs like this are seen in several miniature paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Physical description

Tent hanging of stencilled velvet and painted with gold leaf. With a symmetrical floral pattern.

Place of Origin

Jaipur (probably, made)
Rajasthan (possibly, made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stencilled velvet and painted with gold leaf


Height: 184 cm, Width: 138 cm

Descriptive line

Tent hanging of stencilled velvet and painted with gold leaf, possibly made in Rajasthan or probably made in Jaipur, 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.103, no.83
Guy, John and Swallow, Deborah (eds.) Arts of India: 1550-1900. Text by Rosemary Crill, John Guy, Veronica Murphy, Susan Stronge and Deborah Swallow. London : Victoria and Albert Museum, 1990, reprinted 1999. 240 p. : ill. ISBN: 1851770224.
pps. 50 and 51
Jackson, Anna and Ji Wei (eds.) with Rosemary Crill, Ainsley M. Cameron and Nicholas Barnard, compiled by the Palace Museum, translated by Yuan Hong, Qi Yue and Liu Ran. The Splendour of India' Royal Courts : Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Beijing: the Forbidden City Publishing House, 2013. Text in English and Chinese. ISBN 9787513403917.
p. 212, cat. no. 1003
The art of India and Pakistan, a commemorative catalogue of the exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1947-8. Edited by Sir Leigh Ashton. London: Faber and Faber, [1950]
p. 83, cat. no. 208, Veronica Murphy
Skelton, Robert, et al, The Indian Heritage. Court life and Arts under Mughal Rule London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982

Subjects depicted

Floral pattern




South & South East Asia Collection

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