Sarah Haberkern reports:
This year’s Asian Art in London will take place 3-12 November. Asian Art in London is an annual event which involves London’s leading Asian art dealers, joining together for a series of selling exhibitions in the dealers own galleries during the 10 days of Asian Art in London.
One of the exhibiting dealers Alex Zedah, 4 Marylebone Street London, will during Asian Art exhibit an early 18th century Mogul summer carpet.
Mogul summer carpets have a long tradition in India. They are embroideries with elaborate floral designs in floss silk in satin stitch. They often have areas of couched metal-wrapped thread. They were most likely produced in Deccan during the 18th century and often attributed to various centres including Goa. There is a related example to the summer carpet in the Victoria & Albert museum which is said to have belonged to Tipu Sultan of Mysore, who died at the battle of Seringapatam in 1799. Typical for the type both examples show a central oval medallion with radiating flowering stems, quarter medallions in the corners and borders with floral meanders.
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