Antique Indian Lahore Blue Carpet BB7477 11'8" × 14'9" $80,000
An unusual early 20th century Indian Lahore carpet with a lively overall panel design with serrated edges separating the midnight blue, light blue and yellow panels containing various flora and fauna within a narrow midnight blue floral border.
One of the common patterns of vintage Indian rugs are naturalistic floral designs – this feature is typical for antique carpets woven in the time of Jahangir’s reign. Millefleurs motif can also be found on Indian carpets. North Indian rugs are known to be intricately woven, one can notice that their soft wool and silk warps change the colors across the width of the carpet giving the impression of the rainbow bands. The field is often covered by a myriad of fine flowerheads connected by fine vinework. Antique Indian rugs were widely recognized for their outstanding craftsmanship and today they are still considered to be first-class quality.
Antique Indian Lahore Blue Carpet BB7477