Vintage Indian Rug (Size Adjusted)
Vintage Indian Rug (Size Adjusted) Description:
This early 20th century antique Indian rug features a subtle all-over trellis design of split-leaf tendrils in inky blue against a pale beige field. The overall effect makes for a soft, muted patina characteristic of 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 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.