Antique Rajasthan Intricately Hand Carved Intricately Decorative Wood Column Capital, Lotus Flower, Dragon
Dimensions: 30" Diameter x 13"H
This piece is attributed to a beautiful Haveli of the Rajasthan Region of India.
The Haveli of Rajasthan, Gujrat and Punjab are excellent examples of regional character and traditions. The term Haveli is often translated to mean "mansion", and indeed, Haveli architecture is described as an elaborate domestic architecture rather than one developed for monuments.
In ancient times, and even up to the early 19th century, a Haveli was a place in the vicinity of the fort where the Royal Families and selected ministers spent time in a congenial environment. There they discussed plans about the current and future state of affairs of the kingdom while enjoying the highest level of personal service along with sumptuous dishes made by adept chefs selectively chosen from every part of the empire.
Haveli played an important role as status symbols, so their size and richness of decoration were highly valued. In the Indian sub-continent, Haveli are recognized as the ultimate in luxury living.
Remarkable Condition. Patina has been maintained. I believe the wood is Teak. Some repairs have been made. Some repair still needed. Please use zoom feature to check item condition and email with any questions prior to purchasing.
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