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The Textile section of this museum has some representative examples of this art. Mention should be made especially of the Chamba rumals from Himachal Pradesh, Kantha of Bengal, Phulkari from Punjab, Thangkas from Tibet and Nepal, which draw attention of scholars and art lovers. A very distinctive item is the Bapuji Phad from Rajasthan, which visually documents the achievements of the heroic deeds of a well known local hero. This piece being inscribed elicits special attention of scholars of this art as well as those of local history. In this connection the most distinctive and important item is the huge sized rumal from Jammu depicting the theme of Sikandar Nama, and it has got an elaborate inscription as well as identificatory inscribed labels for the scenes represented.