The Mughal Empire in India (1526-1858) flourished under a long line of dynamic and highly cultured rulers. Some of the greatest achievements of Indian art and architecture were produced during this period. Because Mughal rulers required a large quantity of textiles and carpets to decorate their palaces, tents, and gardens, they developed extensive court workshops to produce them.
The Mughal Carpet Ballpoint Pen is adapted from a luxurious carpet in the Museum’s collection. This carpet features a floral pattern similar to Persian designs. However, the precision of the stemmed plants on the border is a mark of Indian achievement. Silver overlay with printed lacquer. Black ink. 5 1/4”L.
Silver overlay with printed lacquer Black ink 5 1/4”L