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Vintage Indian Abstract Handmade Wool Rug BB4487 11'9" × 14'3" $70,000

$70,000

An early 20th century north Indian rug, having a design of jagged-edged leaves, fleurons and polychrome palmettes in a soft palette of camel, indigo and celadon within a camel stylized leaf border.

The production of antique indian area 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.

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 Agra carpets manufactured in the prisons of India, antique North Indian rugs were products of a cottage industry controlled by families of carpet weavers.

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Item No.: BB4487 Circa: 1920 Size: 11'9" × 14'3" (358 × 434 cm)
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Vintage Indian Abstract Handmade Wool Rug BB4487

Vintage Indian Abstract Handmade Wool Rug BB4487

$70,000

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