The Agra / Mughal Rug
Persian designs, patterns and traditional colors heavily influenced Mughal rugs. This is the Sickle leaf Kerman sold by Sotheby’s for $33 million.
During the 16th century, India already a rich tradition of weaving textiles and fabrics with various yarns. Emperor Akbar brought some the finest skilled weavers from Persian and used them to teach Indian textile weavers the art of rug making. Soon these weavers became extremely skilled, even outshining their masters.