Oversized Antique North Indian Rug BB3110 17'8" × 24'4" $150,000
A North Indian antique garden carpet, the sand field with rows of alternating trees and shrubs issuing from decorative vases within a cartouche border and an inscription cartouche stripe.
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 large modern 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. Unlike antique Agra large area rugs manufactured in the prisons of India, antique North Indian rugs were products of a cottage industry controlled by families of carpet weavers.
Oversized Antique North Indian Rug BB3110