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Vintage Indian Tapestry of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal

PRESENTING A Attractive and Legendary Vintage Indian Tapestry of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.

We are of the belief that this is from the early 20th Century, circa 1920.

Produced of Cotton and hand-painted with an picture of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal , with the former presenting the Taj Mahal to his lover Mumtaz towards the background setting of a starry evening sky with crescent moon. Each of the &#8216star crossed lovers&#8217 are kneeling on a rug and equally fantastically attired in common costume.

A Truly Legendary Graphic!

Very vibrant hues, but the age of the piece is obvious from the minimal discoloration as evidenced on the white parts in the images.

We believe this to be a remarkably attractive piece of Southeast Asian or Indian textile or tapestry and is most likely from Central India as the original collector appears to have experienced a ‘connection’ with Central India, in that, most of the things he collected ended up from that location and most had been bought by him at either Christie’s or Sotheby’s NY Auctions concerning 1999 and 2008. (SEE OUR SOUTHEAST ASIAN ANTIQUITIES Segment FOR More Pieces FROM THIS Assortment).

The Taj Mahal (/ˌtɑːdʒ məˈhɑːl, ˌtɑːʒ-/ Arabic: تاج محل‎, lit. &#8216Place or Place of the Crown&#8217,[taːdʒ ˈmɛːɦ(ə)l]) is an ivory-white marble Islamic mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian metropolis of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658) to home the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal it also residences the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) intricate, which features a mosque and a guest dwelling, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.

Construction of the mausoleum was primarily completed in 1643, but work ongoing on other phases of the project for another 10 yrs. The Taj Mahal sophisticated is considered to have been concluded in its entirety in 1653 at a price tag estimated at the time to be all over 32 million rupees, which in 2015 would be somewhere around 52.8 billion rupees (U.S. $827 million). The design undertaking used some 20,000 artisans below the direction of a board of architects led by the courtroom architect to the emperor, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.

The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for becoming &#8220the jewel of Muslim artwork in India and a single of the universally admired masterpieces of the environment&#8217s heritage&#8221. It is regarded by a lot of as the best case in point of Mughal architecture and a image of India&#8217s abundant record. The Taj Mahal draws in 7–8 million guests a 12 months and in 2007, it was declared a winner of the New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.

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Classic Indian Tapestry of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.

Provenance: See earlier mentioned. From a Dallas Private Collection.

Situation: Superior. Some insignificant discoloration about the edges.

Proportions: 24 inches tall and 36 inches broad

SALE Selling price NOW: $1,750