Antique Indian Amritsar Rug BB4344
Antique Indian Amritsar Rug Description:
An early 20th century North Indian Amritsar antique rug, the open camel field with an unusual chocolate brown scrolling inner border with a small central flowerhead ringed by delicate floral motifs within a red ochre linked cartouche border.
The production of antique Indian 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 antique amritsar rugs and carpets for sale.