Antique Indian Carpet BB4166
Antique Indian Carpet Description:
An Indian antique carpet, the sand field with floral motifs and an enlarged red ochre cloud band form framed by blue and rust cartouche forms filled with floral motifs and animals within a blue and yellow palmette vinery 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 for sale. 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.