Antique Indian Rug (size adjusted) BB4596
Antique Indian Rug (size adjusted) Description:
An early 20th century Indian rug (size adjusted) rug, the golden camel field with a decorative unidirectional overall design of lush trees and exotic birds and animals within a light brown border with feathery split leaves and angular tendrils.
The production of antique Indian rugs and carpets in NYC 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 north indian rugs 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.