Hand Knotted Taj Mahal Emerald 8ft X 10ft Carpet
This hand knotted carpet gets it's name from it's muse- The Taj Mahal Emerald, Circa 1630-1650, one of the most treasured jewel in Indian history. It is a hexagonal-cut emerald, weighing approximately 141.13 carats, carved with stylised chrysanthemum, lotus and Mughal poppy flowers. This intricately carved stone is one of a small group of exquisite emeralds commissioned by the Mughal Court, possibly during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan. The name of the emerald is derived from its intricately carved surface that mirrors the decoration of the Taj Mahal. At the Paris Exhibition of 1925, 'The Taj Mahal Emerald' was one of three large Mughal emeralds that featured prominently in Cartier’s Collier Bérénice, a spectacular shoulder ornament that also boasted pearls, diamonds, and black enamel.
About the Collection
The Erased Ancestry Collection pays homage to the traditional, classical carpet and seeks inspiration from age old patterns, techniques and quality standards carefully preserved by master weavers. It is they who bring back these designs to life, knot by knot.
Design- No. 4986
Material- Hand-spun Wool and Bamboo Silk
Colour- Emerald Green and Gold
Knot Density- 155000 knots per square meter
Size- 8ft X 10ft
Collection- Erased Ancestry