Antique North Indian Rug BB4590

Antique North Indian Rug Description:

An early 20th century North Indian rug, the abrashed forest green field with leafy vinery around a central scalloped camel medallion with a sand scrolling vinery border.

The production of antique indian wool rugs and antique 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 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. 

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