CARPET WEIGHTS "MIR FARSH" FROM MUGHAL INDIA: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL, ARTISTIC AND COMPARATIVE STUDY
Document Type: Original article
Islamic Arch. dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Fayoum Univ., Fayoum, Egypt.
The study investigates an important item that was used in the era of Mughal Emperors in India, namely "Mir Farsh" (carpet weights), regarding its name, connotations, artistic style, function, reasons for the rise, and raw materials It also defines the effect of manufacturing materials on performing the function, dimensions of weights and modification The architectural designs of Mughal Indian structures and the designs of carpet weights regarding their effect on the formation of carpet weights are also investigated The effect of floral ornaments of the period on carpet weights is defined Additionally, the study compares the patterns of this element, as applied masterpieces, and their images in the manuscripts dating back to the period concerning their similarities and differences.
Weight; Carpets; Mughal; Sheeting; Mausoleum; marble; Metals; manuscript
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