Indeed, this number would make a great show of your taste to visitors. From the central floral medallion to the surrounding rounds of flowers and vines, the embroidery is done with wool against the base cotton. Traditional as they are, motifs constitute the soul of this work of art. They are densely packed onto the surface area, demarcated with considerable precision by the solemn colour palette chosen by the artisan.
Zoom in on each aspect of this rug to appreciate the beauty it has been conceived with as well as the skill of the executioner. A statement-making hint of inky blue graces all four edges of the rug. White twisted tassels complete the composition. The work, which is of quintessential North Indian make, is a distinguished example of the influence the Mughal courts had on the art of the Indian weaver.