Vintage Indian Amritsar Rug BB4283 11'6" × 14'7" $65,000
An early century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the abrashed sand field with a whimsical allover apricot angular flowering vine and palmette design within an abrashed rust floral motif 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 amritsar rugs were products of a cottage industry controlled by families of 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 style rugs are naturalistic floral designs – this feature is typical for carpets woven in the time of Jahangir’s reign.
Vintage Indian Amritsar Rug BB4283