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FLOWERS UNDERFOOT. Indian Carpets Of The Mughal Era.

Walker, Daniel.

ISBN 10: 0500018405 / ISBN 13: 9780500018408
Published by Thames and Hudson:, 1997
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198 pages, with 145 illustrations, 108 are in color. "Pile-woven carpets of the Mughal era are both among the most beautiful works of art ever created, and some of the most technically accomplished of all Oriental carpets. This book surveys the carpets, their technical characteristics, commerce and the history of the period, in authoritive text and lavish illustrations. The examples described here exemplify the broad range of imperial and provincial production during the 'classical' period of Indian carpet weaving, which came to an end around 1800." FINE HARDCOVER, FINE DUST JACKET. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 026789

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Title: FLOWERS UNDERFOOT. Indian Carpets Of The ...

Publisher: Thames and Hudson:

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

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Woollen carpets were known in india as early as 500bc but it was not until the 16th century, during the reign of the mughal emperor akbar, that the first imperial workshops were founded, and began producing carpets whose jewel-like beauty is still breathtaking today the mughal emperors were grand patrons of the arts, demanding the highest standards, and their influence is shown in the works of superb quality produced during their reign thi scholarly treatment of the subject is published to coincide with a major exhibition at the metropolitan museum, new york pile-woven carpets of the mughal era are some of the most technically accomplished of all oriental carpets the book surveys these beautiful textiles, their technical characteristics, commerce and the history of the period over 70 carpets, some reproduced here for the first time, have been gathered worldwide from museums and private collections; they exemplify the classical period of indian carpet weaving, which ended around 1800 the text is organized according to style and pattern but also traces the chronological development of carpet design: the persian style with its fantastic animals and pictorial designs; the flower style in its many variations; and the later designs, including the durbar and the millefleur

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