North Indian Rug BB4039 10'4" × 14'5" $38,000
An early 20th century North Indian rug, the midnight blue field with an allover beige trellis of leafy vines and flowerheads within a leafy vine border.
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 antique oriental 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.
North Indian Rug BB4039