Antique Indian 17th Century Mughal Rug 8000
This sumptuous antique Oriental carpet from India demonstrates the strong ties between classical Indian and Persian weaving of the highest quality. Antique 17th Century Mughal carpets closely modeled on the so called 17th Century Persian Isfahan carpets. This classic Indian example demonstrates the strong ties between Indian and Persian rug weaving of the highest quality. The soft lavender-magenta field has a lovely allover pattern of richly detailed flowers and palmettes connected by delicate vine scrolls. Similar palmettes on a larger scale make up the main border along with tapering floral clusters, all on a dark ground that contrasts boldly with the soft pastel hues of the field.
A Beautiful Small Size Antique Indian 17th Century Mughal Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Indian Rugs, Circa Date: 17th Century – During the 17th century the Mughal Empire was a time of great prosperity and saw the influx of many different cultural influences. The arts were influenced by Persian works, and goods from the era were highly sought after throughout Europe and Asia. This exquisite antique 17th century Indian Mughal rug is an exquisite example of the influence of Persian art during what was considered the Golden Age of the Mughal Empire.
The Persian rug weaving and design influence can be seen in this all over design. The design is exquisitely carried out using a field with a red background that contrasts with the midnight background of the main border. At first, it appears that a single motif forms the central design of the rug, but upon closer examination, one finds that this design is not centered horizontally. The rug does have vertical symmetry, which gives it a sense of balance and length.
The regularly spaced floral motifs and repeating pattern of the antique rug give it a sense of scale. The floral designs in the border are larger, in comparison to those in the central field. This places an emphasis on the border and makes it appear balanced with the scale of the field. The design of the 17th century rug is rendered in fine detail that demonstrates the artistry of the weavers at the height of the Mughal Empire.
This beautiful early antique rug from India is not only exquisite in its artistry, but it is also a spectacular piece because it represents an important piece of art and Oriental rug weaving history. The older area rugs such as this are a rare find and a remnant from the Golden Age of the Mughal Empire. For buyers of rare and beautiful area rugs, this antique Indian 17th Century Mughal rug would be a key piece of any collection.