2'6" × 16'0"
An early 20th century Indian runner fragment with a central thick camel floral band dividing the abrashed light brown field with two columns of sand lozenges linked by flowering vines within a camel floral band border.
The production of antique Indian oriental 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.