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Flowers underfoot : Indian carpets of the Mughal era

Author: Daniel S Walker; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pile-woven carpets of the Mughal era are among the most beautiful works of art ever created - and some of the most technically accomplished of all Oriental carpets. This richly illustrated book surveys the history of the period, commerce, technical characteristics, and the carpets themselves. These carpets exemplify the broad range of imperial and provincial production during the "classical" period of Indian carpet
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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
Katalog
New York (NY, 1997)
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, Daniel S.
Flowers underfoot.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, ©1997
(OCoLC)606982324
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel S Walker; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0870997874 9780870997877 0870997882 9780870997884 0810965100 9780810965102
OCLC Number: 37509925
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nov. 20, 1997-Mar. 1, 1998.
Description: xviii, 199 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 32 cm
Responsibility: Daniel Walker.

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Pile-woven carpets of the Mughal era are among the most beautiful works of art ever created - and some of the most technically accomplished of all Oriental carpets. This richly illustrated book surveys the history of the period, commerce, technical characteristics, and the carpets themselves. These carpets exemplify the broad range of imperial and provincial production during the "classical" period of Indian carpet weaving, which ended about 1800.

The lengthy chapter on the carpets is organized according to style and pattern but traces the chronological development: the Persian style with its fantastic animals and pictorial designs, the flower style in its many variations, and the later types, including the durbar, millefleur, and multiple-niche prayer types, silks, and a remarkable group from Kyoto. For this landmark exhibition, forty-two carpets, several previously unpublished, have been gathered worldwide from museums and private collections. With the exhibition and publication of Flowers Underfoot the Metropolitan Museum is proud to honor India's Golden Jubilee, a celebration of fifty years of independence.

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