Friday, December 30, 2011

Mubarak Mahal in India

 Mubarak Mahal, Jaipur: Rajasthan, India

postmarked on 11/11/11 with a great 2008 India stamp of an Aldabra Giant Tortoise for 15.00

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Mubarak Mahal, meaning the 'Auspicious Palace', was built in 1990 by Maharaja Madho Singh II as a reception center. It is now a museum, mostly known for its variety of textiles such as the royal formal costumes, sanganeri block prints, embroidered shawls and silk saris. One of the displays to see here is the set of very large clothes worn by Sawai Madhosingh I, who was  two metres (6.6 feet) tall and weighed 250 kilograms (550 pounds).

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