Vintage Indian Carpet BB3704 9'10" × 16'2" $40,000
An early 20th century Indian antique rug, the abrashed light brown field with an overall symmetrical design of abstract curvilinear indigo elements and a beige angular vine trellis overall within an unusual feathery leaf border.
The production of antique Indian rugs and 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 north Indian rugs and carpets. 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.
Vintage Indian Carpet BB3704