Treasure Trunk Tales – Jaisalmer

The wedding dress worn in 1950 by HH Rajmata Saheba Mukut Rajya Lakshmi Devi of Jaisalmer who was a slender young princess, thirteen years old. The gown in red velvet combines the fine tailoring traditions of Nepal with the heritage embroidery of India. Lotus motifs embroidered in pure gold and embellished with little pearls dot the very fashionable, asymmetrical gown and a spectacular cummerbund. The gown was worn over embroidered shoes with a puff sleeved jacket.