Antique Indian Rug BB4476
Antique Indian Rug Description:
An early 20th century north indian rug, the indigo blue field with a lush garden design of blooming tress around a central peach medallion with pendants containing broad scrolling strap work and fleurons within a peach and sand architectural vinery border with floral motifs.
The production of antique indian style 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 rugs for sale and antique 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.