A Mughal Carpet Border Fragment
14 x 79 cms
A border fragment from a circular carpet that was perhaps originally part of a the suite of Lahore carpets that were woven to decorate the palace of Amer, built in 1630 for Rajah Jai Singh I (1622-1688). It is woven on a cotton foundation with lac dyed silk wefts.
For an extensive essay on these carpets see: https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5548497
corrosive or eaten by insects yellow and wear