This is the definitive catalog of an unparalleled collection of Indian jewelry and jeweled luxury objects made at the height of the Mughal empire and Deccan sultanates in the 16th and 17th centuries. The collection, widely regarded as one of the finest in the world, was assembled by Sheikh Nasser and Sheikha Hussa al-Sabah for The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, and reveals the beauty, sophistication and diversity of Indian jeweled arts.
The Indian subcontinent is naturally rich in gems. From ancient times master jewelers developed a wide array of unique techniques and made it home to the most sophisticated jewels on earth.
|Author: Salam Kaoukji
|Publisher: Thames and Hudson
|Format: Softcover / Hardcover
|Pages: 416 pages
|Dimension: 27.5x22x3 cm / 28x22x4 cm
|Weight: 2 kg / 2.4 kg