ndia has always known for his handicraft and sets an example of the world largest Democracy
where more than 100 religion lives with love and peace. This pearl carpet of Baroda is a testament to this.
The famous Pearl Carpet of Baroda, INDIA it was commissioned by the Maharaja of Baroda Khande Rao Gaekwad, in 1865. This carpet is embellished with diamonds, emeralds, pearls and rubies and designed with the most intricacy and hard work under the supervision of Maharaj himself. The size of the carpet is 5.8ft x 8.8ft.
Khande Rao Gaekwad wanted to gift this carpet to Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.) Tomb in Madina,
However, the maharaja died in 1870 before Gifting it to the Tomb of the Prophet and the carpet remained with his family.
The last Gaekwad royal to own it was SITA DEVI who took it with her to Monaco in 1946. Soon it was auctioned in Doha in 2009 for $5.5million which means 406863875.00 INR. Now it’s a part of the National Museum of Qatar.
With the base of silk and fine deer hides in the heavy embroidery design. Overall with a design worked in strings of natural ‘BASRA’ pearls. The round centre of the carpet is made with approximately 2500 table cut and occasional rose cut diamond set in silver-topped gold The Artisans of INDIA managed to create a work of art that is so exclusive that it can catch and eye of the visitor for over a century and still managed to do so.