Antique Indian Carpet BB0379 10'1" × 19'9" $110,000
An early 20th century Indian rug, the abrashed dusty red field with an exotic animal, palette and cloudband trellis overall, within a black cloudband and palmette 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 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 in NYC originated and perfected by these weaving families, have to this day, rarely been equaled.
Antique Indian Carpet BB0379