The Osmania Suite of The Park Hotel - India
A HYDERABADI ECCENTRICITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The embroidery of the draped walls, the bed, the curtains, net curtains and cushions recapture the ancient Persian techniques that have given Hyderabad its distinctive “art de vivre”.
The fabrics, for their part, are resolutely contemporary, metallic voile, vinyl, mohair velvet, etc.
More than ten thousand hours of embroidery by hand were needed to create the decor of the bed, made of silver and gold pearl, vinyl appliqué, metallic fringes, crystals, embroideredribbons and the thousands of Swarovski crystal beadsscattered over the entire furnishings.
The tiger, lion, and leopard carpets embroidered in chain stitch using woolen thread in sixteen shades give an illusion of real skins.
This amusing even a little decadent venture would not have been possible butfor the open mindedness, sense of humour, enthusiasm and passion for design so characteristic of Priya Paul, owner of “The Park Hotel” India’sleading hotel group.