This beautiful huqqa mat is made in a traditional Indian embroidery technique called zardozi using cotton threads covered by gold or silver wire. The central medallion bears the inscription: "From Udayavira Singha Raghubansi to HG (Her grace) the Duches(sic) of Devonshire". The Raghubansi (or Raghuvanshi) are a well-known Rajput clan and Udayvira Singh is perhaps a minor prince of that clan.
A related example bearing no inscription in the National Trust Collections (Inventory Number 107456) is kept in the collection of Kedleston Hall, home of Lord Curzon, former Viceroy of India.
For other examples of huqqa mats from The Clive Collection at Powis Castle, see: Archer, M., Rowell C. et Skelton, R. (1987) Treasures from India – The Clive Collection at Powis Castle, Londres: Herbert, p. 106.
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