Indian Rug Articles - Boasting a long and storied history, antique Indian rugs and carpets are among the more intriguing of all antique Oriental rugs. Beginning with the Mughal Dynasty that ruled India from the sixteenth century, carpet production became an important art form practiced in select regions of the country. Seen as an exotic and faraway land by westerners for centuries, India has long drawn its share of visitors from Europe and elsewhere. As such, many Indian carpets, especially those from early twentieth century Agra, were woven expressly for western consumers. Below, find an educational and informative selection of articles about Indian rugs and carpets.
1. The History of 17th Century Gallery Mughal Indian Carpet 47597
Learn more about this rare and magnificent 17th century antique Mughal carpet from India. [Read More: The History of 17th Century Gallery Mughal Indian Carpet 47597]
2. The Beauty of Antique Mughal Indian Carpets
The Taj Mahal, that magnificent marble edifice dedicated to lost love, was completed during what some scholars consider the apogee of Indian architectural achievement. The fourth in the line of Mughal Emperors, Shah Jehan was reigning in the 17th century when his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died. So distraught was Shah Jehan that he poured his grief and royal treasure out into creating a sublime architectural manifestation of his undying love. Five centuries later, though, countless multitudes can be grateful that this emperor was inspired to capture and preserve in this way the unique architectural talent and artistry of that particular moment in Indian history. [Read More: The Beauty of Antique Mughal Indian Carpets]