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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Museums of Jammu and Kashmir : Sri Pratap Singh Museum Srinagar - 2

Guys, it is the Sri Pratap Singh Museum located at "Lal Mandi", Srinagar. Here are following objects placed at this museums for visitors like Archaeological objects, paintings, decorative art, arms, models, Anthropological objects, textiles, Shawls, armoury, copper and jade ornaments and utensils are among some of the items on display.

The museums of Kashmir demonstrate the ample historical past of the valley. The main museum of Kashmir is the Sri Pratap Singh Museum. Once the summer palace of the Maharajas of Kashmir, it was later changed over into a museum in the year 1898. A major portion of the museum collection, at that point of time, consisted of objects from the Jammu and Kashmir toshkhana. The toshkhana collection of this museum of Kashmir, India includes shawls, paintings, arms and armory, silver images, copper and jade ornaments, copper and brass utensils and Ladkhi handicrafts.

Sri Pratap Singh Museum of Kashmir exposes an miscellanea of more than 200 textiles. The renowned jamawar, spreads, gabbas and rumals, dating back to the Afghan period, from 1752 to 1947, form a part of the textiles collection. One of the most brilliant pieces of the museum collection is a map of Srinagar in needlework, prepared during reign of maharaja Ranjil Singh. Later, it was presented as gift to the Prince of Wales when he chaffered Kashmir. In the later years, this map was sell at an auction in England from where it found its way back to Kashmir. The map describes configuration of Srinagar as it was at that point of time, showing the important buildings, mosques, temples, gardens, rivers, bridges and lakes. So, guys do not miss the visit at Sri Pratp Singh Museum at Sri Nagar.

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