Girdler's carpet

Girdler's carpet (Girdler's Mughal carpet) was a Mughal carpet (handwoven floor covering). The carpet was ordered by Robert Bell from the Royal workshops in Lahore in 1634. The carpet was gifted to the Worshipful Company of Girdlers. It was a floral carpet with the dimensions of 27 feet x 8 feet. This carpet is still in possession with the company, in Girdlers' Hall, London.

The Girdler's carpet is one of the best-documented examples of Mughul carpet weaving. Mughal Carpets were woven at Agra, Lahore, and Fatehpur Sikri.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Bell, James Elton; Bell, Frances Jean (2007). Sir Robert Bell and His Early Virginia Colony Descendants: A Compilation of 16th, 17th, and 18th Century English and Scottish Families with the Surname Bell, Beale, Le Bel ... Et Al. Wheatmark, Inc. p. 95. ISBN 978-1-58736-747-2.
  2. ^ Bloom, Jonathan; Blair, Sheila S.; Blair, Sheila (2009-05-14). Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture: Three-Volume Set. OUP USA. p. 368. ISBN 978-0-19-530991-1.
  3. ^ "Mughal carpet". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  4. ^ Walker, Daniel S.; N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York (1997). Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-87099-788-4.
  5. ^ Irwin, John (1962). The Girdlers' Carpet. order of the Court of Girdlers Company.