Vintage Indian Rug
Vintage Indian Rug Description:
The circa-1920 antique Indian rug features an all-over design of lozenge latticed palmette patterns. Floral abstractions, arabesques and curviliear shapes appear in shades of blue over a field of rust. An ornate blue border completes the look of this exotic antique Indian carpet. The production of antique Indian rugs and carpets dates from the Mughal period of the late 1520s. Beginning with the conquest of Northern India by Babur, weaving workshops developed around the imperial cities of Agra, Fathpur and Lahore. Akbar the Great 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 possessed a deep love for the beauty of nature, influencing the artists of his court. With a knotted pile of the softest pashmina wool, antique Indian carpets typically originated with weaving families.