Antique 17th – 18th Century Mughal Velvet Textile 40596
Mughal (Mogul) Velvet Textile – This velvet Mughal textile illustrates beautifully how well color and texture may combine to produce a stunning artistic impression. The soft gold, pale green, and a rich imperial purplish red come together to great effect, but all the more so because of the lustrous delicacy of the shimmering velvet surface. The magnificent antique velvet Mughal textile is opulent yet restrained. The allover of pattern of large and small rosettes in the field is intricate but disciplined. Here the elements are all separate in serial repetition, while the border consists of a vine scroll that is entirely continuous all around the composition. Such contrasts are also subtle, discernible only to those who look with care.
A Truly Remarkable Highly Collectible and Rare Antique Mughal Velvet Textile, Country Of Origin: India, Circa Date: 17th – 18th Century – This vibrant, rare, Mughal Empire velvet was produced in the 17th or 18th century. It is indeed something special to find a piece of textile from this period in history so well preserved. During the 18th and late 17th century, the Mughal Empire was in decline, but as this piece demonstrates, their artists continued to produce breathtaking works.
The beautiful bright red antique velvet textile features an all over design with details in delicate blues and ivory. A border with an ivory background frames the field of the design nicely and adds contrast. The field of this extremely rare and collectible Mughal textile consists of a repeating design in two distinct horizontal rows. This gives the antique textile a sense of balance and order.
Although one can distinguish a vertical symmetry, it is not highlighted. However, the design of this spectacular antique Mughal velvet textile does not have horizontal symmetry, as it has different and rows on each end of the field. The entire Mughal velvet is delicate and a fine example of the work that was being produced at that time.
This vibrant early Indian textile will make an excellent addition to any collection, as it is a rare find and unique piece. It is not only valued for its beauty but for the knowledge that it represents an important time of change in the history of India. This is a highly collectible antique velvet textile, from the Mughal period, is a rare find. Few surviving pieces of textile, of this quality, were ever made, let alone survived for 100’s of years. That is why, early pieces such as this, are so exciting to find. Especially those like this Mughal velvet which is both extremely beautiful and well preserved.