Chhatar Mahal Wainscot Detail Puzzle

Chhatar Mahal Wainscot Detail PuzzleThis wainscot detail featuring British transferware used as architectural decoration is from the remarkable Chhatar Mahal, a rooftop sleeping pavilion at the Junagarh Fort in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. Although how this came to be and when it was done has not been exactly determined, research suggests it was done c. 1873 using dinnerware that had been in use at the fortified palace during the preceding decades. After a group of TCC members visited the fort in March of 2020, Judie Siddall and David Hoexter identified 116 transferware patterns that were used architecturally at several locations in the complex. This room is the most impressive of the installations.