Designer Umang Hutheesing gifted by Bahrain’s queen

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Indian designer and royal textile revivalist Umang Hutheesing was gifted a set of gold sovereigns by the queen of Bahrain for his royal collection.

Hutheesing became the first Indian designer to exhibit his collection of over 300 royal textiles inspired by Mughal, Islamic and Rajput era at the Baroque International Museum in Mexico and National Museum of Bahrain in 2015, where it is still an ongoing.

The Bahrain show was inaugurated by Bahrain monarch’s wife, Her Royal Highness Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, and her full court as a part of Bahrain’s national day celebrations.

In great appreciation for Hutheesing’s work, she honoured him with five gold sovereigns each minted with a great king of Bahrain on it, said a statement.

His splendid collection is on view at both museums for the duration of five months. These costumes are created using luxurious fabrics produced for the courts of the Indian maharajas and delicately embroidered by master craftsmen attached to the palace ateliers.

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