Large Antique Indian Amritsar Handmade Wool Rug BB2633 14'3" × 18'8" $80,000
A fine example from our collection of early 20th century Indian Amritsar antique rugs, the cream field with an allover palmette, animal and floral motif design overall around a central pale peach cusped medallion with pendants within a pale peach linked cartouche border.
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. Unlike antique Agra carpets manufactured in the prisons of India, antique North Indian rugs were products of a cottage industry controlled by families of amritsar carpet weavers. With a knotted pile of the softest pashmina wool, the antique North Indian carpets originated and perfected by these weaving families, have to this day, rarely been equaled. One of the common patterns of vintage Indian rugs are naturalistic floral designs – this feature is typical for oversized area rugs woven in the time of Jahangir’s reign. Millefleurs motif can also be found on Indian antique carpets.
Large Antique Indian Amritsar Handmade Wool Rug BB2633