A two day exposition re-telling the fabled lifestyle of Royals
New Delhi, October, 2014: Royal Fables, a heritage exposition that presents the rich, cultural imprint of Imperial India, is all set for Royal Fables Season Six on October 7-8th, 2014 at The Imperial, New Delhi. This two day unique exposition will showcase a rich repertoire of craft and fashion created by the royals themselves, present cuisine from royal kitchens, launch a rare collection of Durbar music, and unveil an art wall featuring works by artists of royal descent.
A must attend in the calendar of leading royal families of India, besides connoisseurs of evolved living, Royal Fables is a many layered platform that showcases the various creative and indulgent life-style forums of regal heritage.
Royal Fables Season Six, supported by Diacolor and Diva’ni, will be flagged off with a ceremonial dinner at The Mansion, Hyatt Regency Delhi on 5th October, 2014 where Guest of Honor, HH Maharaja Gaj Singhji II of Jodhpur will unveil the rare darbar music presented by HH Maharaja Brajraj Singh of Kishangarh and a recital by Vidya Shah. The evening will witness a royal costume show by Umang Hutheesing to celebrate his 50th, followed by a regal dinner inspired by rare recipes from the royal kitchens of Sailana, Rampur, Sandur and Kishangarh, interpreted by the chefs of Hyatt Regency Delhi.
At Season Six at The Imperial, collectors and connoisseurs can look forward to a prolific and rich array of products created by designers and artists of regal descent. On display would be textiles and lifestyle collection from the Palace Atelier led by Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, vintage regalia of a royal wedding by Rani Sandhya Kumari of Khajurgaon, precious fine jewelry by Rani Kavita Kumari Sahiba Jodhpur, pure gold woven saris by Thakurani Darshana Kumari of Mandawa; hand painted saris by Rajkumari Alkarani Singh of Pratapgarh, exquisite organic cotton ensembles by Kanwarani Kamini Singh of Seohara, among other stuff.
The art wall curated by United Art Fair will include landscape photography by art photographer, Yuvraaj Vikramaditya Singh of Jammu & Kashmir where he portrays his Himalayan state in all its splendor; fine art from Kangra by TikaraniShailajaKatoch of Kangra, signature miniature art by Princess Vaishnavi Kumari of Kishangarh, wildlife art by Aapji Vikramaditya Singh of Palaitha, automotive art by RajkumariVidita Singh of Barwani, and the wilderness of the forests of north and central India by Yuvraaj Aanjaneya Pratap Singh Deo of Jarasingha.
Celebrated collector Mr. Diljeet Titus of The Titus Museum of Transportation and Collectibles will host a preview of the exhibition on 7th October, where there will be a panel talk on valuing our inheritance presided over by Princess Rajyashree Kumari of Bikaner and noted heritage restorers as panelists. This will be followed by a cocktail reception in the evening hosted by Rishabh Tongya, Creative Director, Diacolor, where Chief Guest, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi will formally unveil The Royal Fables Morocco Edition to be held in December 2014. The Bridal Baradari by Ferns n Petals and the all new Royal Fables Loves section will be another highlight of the event.
On 8th October, Diva’ni, India’s first cinema-inspired brand, will host a sundowner closing party with HH Rajmata Madhavi Raje Scindia of Gwalior as Chief Guest. There will be formal unveiling of Diva’ni’s Heritage couture collection, ‘The Laxmi Vilas Ravi Varma collection’ paying an ode in fashion to the works of the late Raja Ravi Varma.
A unique platform founded by Anshu Khanna, a communications professional who has a great penchant for promoting good design, Royal Fables is her little attempt to preserve and recreate the aura of the bygone, regal era. Royal Fables attempts to infuse a contemporary idiom in the art, design, and crafts of these regal patrons to make it meaningful in the modern context. “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,” says Khanna.
Royal Fables Season Six also looks forward to opening in the bustling city of Mumbai on 7th November 2014, and in Morocco from 11th-14th December, 2014.
Royal Fables has, through the last four years, held shows in New Delhi, Thailand and Hyderabad. It has successfully showcased many cultural forums that together add to the mystique of Imperial India.