Antique Indian Carpet BB5540
Antique Indian Carpet Description:
An Indian rug, with an allover design of stepped palmette formed scalloped medallions in indigo and shades of peach and beige, each containing palmettes and flowerheads within a narrow palmette border.
The production of antique north 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 rugs for sale and antique 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.