Antique North Indian Carpet BB1791

Antique North Indian Carpet Description:

An early 20th century North Indian carpet, the abrashed ivory field with an elegant allover design of blue leafy shrubs within a similar border.

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 antique carpet weavers. With a knotted pile of the softest pashmina wool, the antique North Indian carpets in NYC originated and perfected by these weaving families, have to this day, rarely been equaled.

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