A MUGHAL RUG

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A MUGHAL RUG
INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

THE BLACKCURRANT RED FIELD WITH AN OVERALL OGIVAL LATTICE CONTAINING A VARIETY OF FLORAL SPRAYS, IN A NARROW IVORY FLORAL MEANDER BORDER BETWEEN CHARCOAL-BLACK LOZENGE STRIPES, OVERALL WEAR AND SLIGHT STAINING
6FT.5IN. X 2FT. (196CM. X 61CM.)

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WHILE THE DESIGN AND STRUCTURE OF THIS RUG ARE TYPICAL OF CLASSIC MUGHAL RUGS OF THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURY, THE SIZE IS RARE. MANY MUGHAL RUGS ARE KNOWN WHICH WERE MADE TO FIT CERTAIN POSITIONS AND WERE THEREFORE OF IRREGULAR SHAPES. THE PRESENT PIECE IS A MOST UNUSUAL CONDENSING OF A DESIGN FAR MORE FREQUENTLY FOUND ON LARGE CARPETS INTO THE FORMAT OF A SMALL RUNNER.

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