Click here to skip to content

Silver Zenana carriage [Vadodara] 4302473

Silver Zenana carriage [Vadodara] 4302473

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/24(73)

Item number: 4302473

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a silver zenana carriage at Baroda, Gujarat from the Curzon Collection, taken by an unknown photographer during the 1890s. The enclosed carriage ensured the seclusion of female members of the royal household when travelling. The confinement of Indian women within the family home or behind a veil was known as purdah, and zenana was the name given to segregated women’s quarters. The lavishly decorated two-wheeled carriage is drawn by caparisoned bullocks and belonged to Gaekwar Sayaji Rao III (ruled 1875-1939), 12th Maharaja of Baroda. He owned a collection of exotic transport, which also included golden carriages and a miniature carriage drawn by deer.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites


Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: