Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

The Sawantwadi Palace

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A walk around the charming old Palace building of Sawantwadi, in South Maharashtra just a few km from Goa.

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The overall building layout and the minor accents are native to the region and therefore very appealing. The sense of identity is strongly rooted in its own heritage*.

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Part of the building houses a museum.



April 2018




*I find myself emphasising this aspect a lot because I was scarred by what I saw in some other palaces in India where the grandeur was borrowed from Europe and it was clearly a tragic case of “wannabe like the rulers“. Apologies.


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