Rugs

The introduction of Rugs and carpets in India couldn’t have been possible without the Mughal dynasty’s dominion. Moreover, the region’s hot climate could never have required the warmth of carpets. It was until the 16th century, that Mughal emperors patronized Persian carpets for their royal courts and palaces. Akbar had called for specialized artists and weavers sent from Persian court to set up workshops in his two Indian capitals in Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. These were meant exclusively for the court as a product conceived as a novel piece of decoration and furnishing. Initially, the carpets woven showed the classic Persian style with fine knotting. The valued and aristocratic carpets exhibited designs finalized by the royal miniaturists, etc.

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