Antique Indian Rug BB5669
Antique Indian Rug Description:
A fine example from the DLB gallery's collection of early 20th century antique Indian rugs, the cream field with a palmette, flowering vine and serrated leaf trellis overall within a steel blue rosette and angular vinery border.
The production of antique north indian rugs and carpets for sale 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 antique area 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.