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Antique Agra Oriental Rug 560

Size: 4 ft x 6 ft 6 in (1.22 m x 1.98 m)
Origin: India Rugs
Style: Agra Rugs

This extraordinary antique Oriental Agra from India follows the format of the “ensi,” a door rug used at the entrance to the tents of the nomadic Turkomans of Central Asia.

Agra Rug, India, Early 20th Century – This extraordinary antique Agra does not derive from the repertoire of Indian or Persian carpets. Rather, it follows the format of the “ensi,” a door rug or curtain used at the entrance to the domical tents of the nomadic Turkomans of Central Asia. This piece, with its fine detail and multiple borders of stylized vinescrolls, relates specifically to the “Pendje” ensi of the Sayryk Turkoman tribe. The soft golden and cinnamon coloration, however, is not at all Turkoman, but classically Agra or North Indian, and it tones down the dazzling complexity of the design.

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