The History of Indian Rugs (in a Nutshell)

The story begins in the 16th century, when the Great Mughal Akbar took over the reign in India. Being an enlightened ruler, he loved to surround himself with art and beautiful objects. Some say he inherited those interests after his grandfather, Babur, who spend a long time in luxuriously-looking Persia. To invite some glamor to the palace, Akbar brought to Agra, the capital, a few best carpet weavers from Persia.