Antique Indian Amritsar Rug BB4298 13'4" × 15'4" $70,000
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the tan field with a simple and restrained overall design of staggered cream botehs with a series of red ochre and camel floral guard borders.
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 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 indian amritsar rugs are naturalistic floral designs – this feature is typical for carpets woven in the time of Jahangir’s reign.
Antique Indian Amritsar Rug BB4298