Agra Rug, India, Circa 1900 – An allover composition of flowering vines repeats in endless symmetry across the field of this stately antique Agra. The palette is supremely soft, with various hues of Wedgwood blue set against a warm ivory ground. The border retains the same palette, but with an intervening blue ground minor border to help delineate the field. Within the border lush vines like those of the field are adapted to a running design, interspersed with classical cartouches derived from classic Moghul Indian carpets and textiles. The luminous wool pile underscores the restrained luxurious tone of the design.