A Rare And Beautiful Ivory Color Room Size Antique Indian Agra Area Rug 49176, The Rug Type: Indian Rug, Weaving Date: 1880 – Immerse yourself in the decadence of the last days of British rule in India. This late 19th century antique Agra rug pays homage to the breathtaking antique rugs that were woven in Agra during the last part of the 19th century.
The design of this beautiful and happy antique Oriental rug is an all over field design with a repeating pattern in alternating colors. The symmetry of the antique rug is understated by placing the same designs but creating variation through coloring those patterns in different ways. This gives this elegant and exciting high end luxurious rug a sophisticated look an feel that is simply awe inspiring and artistically captivating.
The use of weight, density and color gives the entire piece a sense of proportion and balance that demonstrates the high skill and abilities of the artist as weaver. The light ivory background of the field of the rug is lighter than designs that are placed on it. This creates a breathtaking juxtaposition that further enhances the beauty of the colors as well as the design elements – especially the mythological semi amorphic dragons. The artistic tension created between the field, border and juxtaposing colors is extremely sophisticated and gives that Agra rug a romantic historical feel that is simply magnificent.
The lighter happy colors of the late 19th century antique Indian Agra rug will also help to lighten any room. This is a versatile piece that would go well in almost any home decor or office interior with its combination classic design and brilliant use of color and tone.
Many of the best rugs from India were woven by inmates in jails. The extremely high quality and complexity of the design point to this fact and it is also indicative of the rug being a custom ordered area rug when it was first woven.
Bright rustic colors, soft blue greens and delicate ivory all come together at varying points throughout. The juxtaposition of so many shapes and elements allows the viewer to play around with their perception of negative and positive space. From the borders to the center of the antique rug, the unified presence is clearly visible and pleasing in its form.