Monday, April 27, 2009

Maharaja of Baroda's Pearl Carpet

The images below are of the sublime pearl carpet taken from the Maharaja of Baroda's estate auctioned at Sotheby's in Doha. The carpet's dimensions are 174x264 cm encrusted with 1.5 million basra pearls, emeralds/sapphires/rubies as embellishments, and rose cut diamonds equal to an astonishing 350-400 carats!!! This masterpiece is from the 1860s and took nearly 5 years to complete [see article below for more details]. 

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