Fantastic Animal Design Large Antique Indian Agra Rug, Country of Origin: India, Circa date: 1900 – The city of Agra is home to the famous Taj Mahal and has a history of producing some of the most beautiful rugs in the world. This magnificent piece was created around the turn of the 20th century and features an abundance of plant and animal motifs. It has a regal feel and would bring this same quality to your home or office.
The colors and theme of this antique Indian rug are earthy and balanced. The overall layout of the design draws inspiration from the handcrafted antique Persian area carpets of the 16th century. It is said that the first Mughal Emperor brought these traditional designs back to India after spending a period in exile. The Emperor was fascinated by the beautiful designs and success of the Persian carpet industry and decided to try to establish a market in India.
Many of the original designs that we see in the antique Agra rugs from India were based on a traditional Persian layout, but through the years, they developed their own unique style. Agra rugs stand out for their combination of Persian layout and the fusion of geometric shapes that resemble the tile work on Indian public buildings. This gives it a unique look that characterizes these remarkable antique rugs from India.
This is a beautiful piece that would be perfect in a room of classic furniture and antiques. Now, home decorating professionals are finding ways to use Persian and Oriental rugs in their interior designs in many creative ways. They blend into a traditional room with fine antiques or in a contemporary room with contemporary furniture in solid, neutral colors.
The iconic antique rugs from Agra were created to fill large spaces and give them a sense of grandeur. This antique Indian Agra rug will have the same effect in your home or office. This is a versatile rug that will lend a regal character to the space. It is a rug that you will treasure for many years to come, regardless of where you decide to use it.