"Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India" is on display at the Seattle Art Museum from Oct. 18 to Jan. 21, 2019.

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SAM’s major fall exhibition, “Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India,” explores five centuries of the artistic and cultural heritage of the city of Jodhpur and its people. Intricate paintings, decorative arts, elaborate tents, canopies, textiles and jewelry — many of which have not been seen beyond palace walls or traveled to the United States — come to Seattle from the Mehrangarh Museum Trust of Jodhpur. The exhibit opens to the public on Thursday, Oct. 18.