Royal Fables not only presents the design legacies of erstwhile royal families of Indian states but also showcases fine art by artists of royal descent, rare darbar music, vintage royal costumes and cuisines from royal kitchens.
In its fifth edition, the three day heritage extravaganza will present many new elements to this platform that aptly showcases the design, art and craft of present day nobles.
The exposition will be formally launched by HH Rajmata Subhanginiraje Gaekwad of Baroda and Member of Parliament (MP) of Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
Anshu Khanna-founder of Royal Fables said, "Royal Fables today has become like the annual festival that some of our most celebrated royals await and participate in with full gusto."
"It is their platform and my attempt to salute the creative outpourings of the scions of the erstwhile princely families, who in the hustle-bustle of life have not forgotten their vital role as craft patrons," Khanna said.
Curator of the show, Sunaina Anand said, "Artists of noble backgrounds create rich art that is modern with an eye to the past. Their third eye is always lead by their own inherited creativity and that's what makes this art unique."
Showcasing exquisite fine art and photography by artists of royal descent, the show will pay an ode to the art works of the late HH Maharaja Ranjitsinh Rao Saheb Gaekwad of Baroda.
Modern painting master Paresh Maity will grace the launch of the art show.
The gallery will include photography by Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, fine art from Kangra by Tikarani Shailaja Katoch of Kangra, miniature art by Princess Vaishnavi Kumari of Kishangarh, wildlife art by Princess Krishna Kumari of Panna, Aapji Vikramaditya Singh of Palaitha, Kanwarani Padmini Sinh of Chhota Udaipur and automotive art by Rajkumari Vidita Singh of Barwani.
Acclaimed and celebrated designer Raseel Gujral will present 'Illustrati', her series in graphic art which look at Imperial India from a modern, urbane perspective.
The fifth edition will also witness the launch of the first ever Royal Fables Patronage Collection for Nanhi Chhaan Punjab as Royal Fables will formally announce its alliance with the not for profit organisation, the Nanhi Chhaan Punjab Public Charitable Trust.
For the special Patronage Collection, seven leading designers and artists who are patrons of the Royal Fables platform will come together to create products inspired by 'Phulkari' as an ode to the 92 silai schools led by MP of Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
Badal said, "I want phulkari to become one of the most famed and fabled embroideries of India. And in that sense I am happy that Royal Fables and its patrons have so graciously come forward to design this phulkari influenced collection of art,design and fashion for us."
The Royal Fables Patronage Collection for Nanhi Chhaan Punjab will include hand painted dupattas by Rajkumari Alkarani Singh of Pratapgarh, organic cotton kurtas by Kanwarani Kamini Singh of Seohara, miniature art by Princess Vaishnavi Kumari of Kishangarh, fine silk stoles by Rajkumari Gitanjali Shah of Tehri Garhwal and Kunwarani Priyanjali Katoch of Lambagraon Kangra digitally printed kurtas by Rimple and Harpreet Narula and wine covers by Puneet Gupta all inspired by the iconic phulkari embroidery work.
The occasion will also mark the launch of the Victorinox Damascus Steel Knife by MP, Patna Bolangir Kalikesh Narain Singh Deo.
Founded in South India, this wonder steel returns to its roots as Princess Vidya Gajapathi Raju of Vijaynagram will receive the first knife at the event.
Scapes, creators of luxury villas will present the first preview of their retreat in Siolim Goa.
Rajnigandha will launch their Special Edition Pack for the festive season of 2013 by presenting the first pack to thumri queen Padma Vibhushana Girija Deviji.
Heir to her cultured family, Nandishi Shriram will present the baithak by Girija Deviji that will have Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar presiding over as the Guest of Honour.
--IBNS (Posted on 17-10-2013)