Large c. 1870 Amritsar Carpet

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Object Description

Large c. 1870 Amritsar Carpet
6.60 x 4.23 m

Rug creation in India has a venerable history, stretching back to the 16th-century Mughal period, but experienced a real renaissance in Amritsar during the late 19th century under the auspices of British colonial rule. Amritsar carpets derived their inspiration from 17th-century Persian weavings and were designed with Western colours and furnishing tastes in mind, setting them apart from other traditional Indian weavings.

This fine, early example boasts a remarkably tight weave, lending a crisp clarity to its drawing. Its design is inspired by late 16th century Ardebil carpets – the best known of which features prominently in the collection of the V&A Museum in London. The muted aubergine-grey field serves to compliment the wide array palette of muted, natural dyed colours, framed by a wide border.

This 19th century Amristar carpet is in good practical condition for everyday use, still retaining its plain borders on all sides.

A timeless piece, with an understated elegance to compliment a variety of settings.

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