Large Vintage Indian Rug BB5772 14'9" × 21'0" $130,000
This circa-1920 antique Indian rug from Indian oriental rugs collection features a delicate design of medallions patterned with inky blue flower and leaf motifs against a field of beige. A subtle floral border surrounds the perimeter of the early 20th century antique carpet.
The production of Indian antique 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 oriental 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.
Doris Leslie Blau has always tried to bring the charm enclosed in antique, Persian rugs closer to people, closer to you. We opened our galleries in multiple locations in order to let you experience the sheer beauty of antique, vintage Persian, oriental carpets and rugs in NYC with your own eyes and hands.
Large Vintage Indian Rug BB5772