This is a almost 6 mtr high old painted wooden ceiling panel. On the panel is shown a white horse Chetak. Chetak was the horse of Maharana Pratap, whom Pratap rode during the Battle of Haldighati, June 21, 1576.
Chetak died in this battle and since then has been immortalized in the ballads of Rajasthan. On the left, you can see Maharana Pratap from Udaipur. He was the son of Maharani Jayantabai and King Udai Singh II, founder of Udaipur. Pratap Singh (9 May 1540 - 29 January 1597) popularly known as Maharana Pratap, was a king of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan.
Pratap was the son of Udai Singh II (King of Mewar) and his mother Maharani Jaiwanta Bai. In 1568 during the reign of Pratap's father, Udai Singh II, Chittorgarh Fort was conquered by the Mughal emperor Akbar after the third Jauhar. Udai Singh and his family had left before the capture and moved to the foothills of the Aravalli Range where Udai Singh had already founded the city of Udaipur in 1559Pratap's biggest enemy was the emperor of the Mughal Empire, Akbar.
Nearly all of Pratap's fellow Rajput chiefs had meanwhile entered into the vassalage of the Mughals. Akbar sent a total of six diplomatic missions to Pratap, seeking to negotiate the same sort of peaceful alliance that he had concluded with the other Rajput chiefs. The missions ultimately failed, however, because Pratap refused personally to present himself to the Mughal court. Since no agreement could be reached, all-out war between Mewar and the Mughals became inevitable.
We travel through India to find the most beautiful and unique items we can find. These products we found in abandoned factories, land washed ships, vintage local markets or other places that we have discovered. We restore, recycle and redesign the interior treasures that we find while preserving the story of their past. Our mission is to pass them on to a new home where they will be appreciated for many years to come.