Lancets – Blossom and Grape
Widener Animal Carpet – Blossom and Grape
Stylistically this blossom lancet can be placed earlier than the Vojtech Blau lancet because it has more clearly defined blossoms.
Vojtech Blau Mughal Animal Carpet – Blossom and Grape
Please note the similarities in the blossom lancet.
Blossom and Grape Lancet
The Grape Lancets are a later development, when compared to the blossoms, which started somewhere around the year 1616 and progressed onward.
Later Mughal Type Carpet Border
This rugs uses both the blossom type, as well as the grape type. The use of color in this piece is magnificent. The wide variety of color variation would come from a highly defined dying technique. In Mughal type carpets, the darkest red is most likely Lac. Then yellow is added to lighten the red which gives the variety of corals and pinks. The black is most likely a triple dying of yellow, lac and indigo since that is the only non-corrosive black commonly used it Mughal pieces. The blue on blue seems related to the Mughal Animal Carpet.