Antique Indian fragment Rug BB4121
Antique Indian fragment Rug Description:
An early 20th century antique Indian fragment area rug, the light brown field with a symmetrical design of an indigo scrolling strap work and a sand vinery trellis framed by open sand spandrels containing enlarged brown leaves.
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 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.