Antique Indian Carpet (size adjusted) BB0670
Antique Indian Carpet (size adjusted) Description:
An Indian rug, the chocolate brown field with stylized cusped medallions, flowering vines, and palmettes overall, within a red ochre floral and palmette border.
The production of antique north 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 oriental rugs and carpets in New York. 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.