TRAVELLER’S CHOICE: POLISH ART DECO IN INDIA Maria Wronska-Friend – TAASA Review June 2008
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This article was originally found in the June 2008 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 17, Issue 2, Page 14).
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L ast year, when conducting a survey of printed textiles in Gujarat and Rajasthan, I decided to visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.
I was attracted here by the fame of its unusual interiors, recognised as the most interesting example of Indian Art Deco and executed by my compatriot, Polish painter and interior designer Stefan Norblin. Umaid Bhawan Palace, situated on a high hill overlooking the city of Jodhpur, was to be one the last great palaces built in India.
Designed in 1923 by British architect Henry V...