Vintage Indian Amritsar Carpet BB2651
Vintage Indian Amritsar Carpet Description:
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar antique carpet, the pale beige field with an overall large-scale design of vitality and whimsy with its dusty rose and ivory trellis of enlarged palmettes and flowering vinery within a dusty rose palmette border.
The production of antique indian area rugs and carpets in any quantity dates back to 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 indian amritsar rugs and carpets for sale.