Antique Indian Rug BB4513
Antique Indian Rug Description:
An early 20th century Indian rug, the ivory field with a restrained trellis of enlarged palmettes and flowerheads along with flowering shrubs and vinery within a red border with a pair of thick scrolling vines.
The production of antique Indian rugs for sale 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 north indian rugs and antique carpets.