For a very similar Mughal carpet, circa 1601-1699, reduced in length, with complementary cerise border with stylised flowerheads, narrow ivory and yellow inner and outer guards (360 by 200cm), see Sotheby’s, London, 5 April 2006, lot 56; provenance: Hagop Kevorkian. For an example which is a pair with the Burns carpet, matching along a line of bisected shrubs along one side of the field, and therefore a mirror image in design, from the second half 17th century, reduced in length and with narrow ivory and yellow inner and outer guards (lacking main border), 362 by 190cm), see Christie’s, London, 8 October 2013, lot 100, provenance: George Bemberg, Paris.
For comprehensive discussion of the group see Walker (1997), pp.3-14, 86-117, 105-107, and pp.107-117.
For another floral lattice carpet, Deccan, Hyderabad, see lot 46 in this sale.
Wearden (2003): Wearden, Jennifer, Oriental Carpets and their Structure, Highlights from the V&A Collection, London, 2003, see pl. 58 (detail), pp.29 & 70
Walker (1997): Walker, Daniel, Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, Chp. 1., India during the Mughal Era, pp.3-14, and Chp. 4, The Carpets, The Flower Style, pp.86-117, ‘Lattice and Flower Pattern’, pp.105-107, and ‘Lattice and Blossom Pattern’, pp.107-117
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