Oversized Antique Indian Rug BB7218 15'7" × 23'2" $150,000
This circa-1920 antique North Indian rug features an all-over design of beige floral motifs and vines against a field of abrashed forest green. The faded patina of the carpet is a classic staple of antique oriental rugs. 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 antique rugs in New York. 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 oriental rugs Indian carpets typically originated with weaving families.
Oversized Antique Indian Rug BB7218