Oversized Antique Indian Amritsar Handmade Wool Carpet BB2996 18'2" × 21'2" $120,000
An exceptionally fine example from the Doris Leslie Blau’s selection of late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique beautiful rugs, the walnut brown field with an allover trellis of stylized palmettes and flowering vines within a beige leafy vine and palmette border.
The production of antique Indian rugs and antique 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 large area rugs for living room.
Oversized Antique Indian Amritsar Handmade Wool Carpet BB2996