Antique Indian Carpet BB7330 12'0" × 17'7" $75,000
An early 20th century north Indian rug, the rust field with an allover lozenge lattice of palmettes, leafy vines and scrolling arabesques within a midnight blue palmette border.
The production of antique Indian rugs and carpets in any quantity dates from the Mughal period of the late 1520’s. Beginning with the conquest of Northern India by Babur, weaving workshops developed around the imperial cities of Agra, Fathpur and Lahore. Akbar the Great (1556-1605) and his successors sponsored and encouraged the weaving of splendid Indian versions of classic Persian floral, garden and hunting antique 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.
Antique Indian Carpet BB7330