This period room is an idealised reconstruction of the life-style
in the Palace of Bikaner at the turn of the 19th Century.
renowned Usta work comprising decorative floral painting in their
typical style is seen on the walls. European landscape painting
and different themes of pictorial depiction had become exceedingly
popular in the palaces of Rajasthan by this time, of which three
samples can be seen here. To-scale models, of public buildings,
placed inside glass display cases; animal trophies; imported flower
vases, candle stand, chandeliers, and heavily upholstered sofas,
chairs and carved tables all made under European influence - were
typical of the royal paraphernalia of Rajasthan and Bikaner was
no exception to this.
The Bikaner Jail was famous for its unique carpets and durries.
Here one can see an example of a Bikaner Jail Carpet woven in the
first quarter of the 20th Century