Antique Indian Carpet BB4560
Antique Indian Carpet Description:
A finely-knotted example of the early 20th century Indian carpets in the gallery's collection, having an abrashed camel field with an unusual Chinese-influenced design of three central cusped medallions containing dragons, each ringed by blue floral and animal irregular cartouches within an enlarged cartouche border.
The production of antique north indian rugs 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 antique rugs for sale and carpets for sale.