Extra Large Antique North Indian Rug
Extra Large Antique North Indian Rug Description:
This circa-1900 antique North Indian rug features an all-over design of floral abstractions and arabesques in sharp inky blue against a field of beige. A dark blue main border completes the look of the turn of the century antique carpet. The production of antique Indian rugs and carpets dates from the Mughal period of the late 1520's, beginning with the conquest of Northern India by Babur. Akbar the Great (1556-1605) and his successors sponsored and encouraged the weaving of splendid Indian versions of classic Persian floral, garden and hunting rugs and carpets. As an eminent patron of the arts, Jahangir (reigning from 1605-1628), possessed a deep love for the beauty of nature, influencing the artists of his court. With a knotted pile of the softest pashmina wool, the antique Indian carpets originated and perfected by these weaving families have to this day rarely been equaled.