Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Eraby Daniel S. Walker
Woven carpets were among the most exquisite, luxurious, and highly prized of the arts produced in the Mughal courts of India from 1526 to 1857. This book, which accompanies a landmark exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, opening in the fall of 1997, offers a unique opportunity to study at close hand carpets produced during what is often termed the classical period, from about 1580 to 1800.
The first scholarly treatment of the subject, Flowers Underfoot is a major contribution to the literature and will stand as a valuable reference for artists, students, and specialists alike. More than 60 carpets are analyzed, discussed, and illustrated in three chapters: the Persian style, reflecting early Mughal taste and the presence of Iranian weavers in India; the Indian style, which was popularized during the reign of Shah Jahan, a remarkable patron of the arts; and the later period, which was distinguished by impressive variations on themes established earlier.
Also included is technical information about materials, structure, and dyes, and valuable inventory information on many of the Jaipur carpets.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- 9.47(w) x 12.45(h) x 0.93(d)
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