New Delhi: Royal Textile Revivalist Umang Hutheesing became the First Indian Designer to exhibit over 300 Royal Textile Collection inspired by Mughal, Islamic and Rajput era at the Baroque International Museum in Mexico and National Museum of Bahrain.
Umang Hutheesing, has set the benchmark and standard for excellence as the royal costumes created by him, are on display at the International Museum of America and Bahrain.
The Bahrain show was inaugurated by her Royal Highness Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad and Supreme Council for Women president, and her full court as a part of Bahrain’s national day celebrations. In great appreciation for Umang’s work, the Queen of Bahrain honored him with five gold sovereigns each minted with a great king of Bahrain.
The museum in Mexico was inaugurated by President Enrique Pena Nieto and was publically opened by Rafael Moreno Valle, Governor and Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, Minister of culture.
The Opening day alone had over 10,000 visitors.
His splendid collection is on view at both museums for the duration of 5 months. These costumes are created using luxurious fabrics produced for the courts of the Indian maharajas and delicately embroidered by master craftsmen attached to the palace ateliers.
An international team of experts from France, Denmark, USA, UK, Mexico, Bahrain, Spain, Switzerland and India worked for over three years under the supervision and guidance of Umang Hutheesing to share this unique Indian living Heritage with the global audience.
At the Exhibition in Bahrain Mr Umang Huthessing, Founder President of Hutheesing Heritage Foundation said, “The collection of Indian Textile and Costumes is a humble tribute to the many unknown artisans and crafts people of India, from whom we have inherited such an important and beautiful legacy, history and tradition and I hope that with this exhibition people across the world will understand and appreciate their contribution and support the traditional artisans to preserve humanity’s oldest heritage.”
Umang Hutheesing has revived the embellishments, cuts and garment designs that distinguish the grace and grandeur of India’s majestic textile traditions from the rest of the world. These include early Rajput angarkhas and gheras, Mughal chogas and abhas, European influenced capes, shawls, shervanis and sarees, presenting the living heritage of exquisite Indian craftsmanship.