Oversized Antique Indian Rug BB2939
Oversized Antique Indian Rug Description:
An early 20th century indian area rug, the abrashed gold field with an open design with staggered rows of identical light beige trees within a camel floral motif border.
The production of antique north indian rugs and oversized carpets in any quantity dates from 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 beautiful rugs and antique carpets.