Neutral Color Antique Indian Agra Area Rug, Woven in: India, Date: 1900 – Rich, earthy, and deeply striking, this magnificent antique Indian Agra rug recalls the slowly darkening beauty of autumn. Rendered in rich coppery browns and pale ochre, this stunning piece features a bold, natural pattern that recalls a forest lush with crackling autumnal flora. Bearing motifs of the peony and the pomegranate, this magnificent piece begins with a neutral frame around a rich heart of lush florals over a field of rich chocolate brown. A second border patterned with a subtle and flawlessly symmetrical design suggestive of drifting leaves follows, before continuing the gracefully wild pattern in the heart. Beautiful, elegant, and utterly stunning, this lovely carpet is a sophisticated decorative statement.
This year has been a year of transformation in the world of interior design. Many people are finding the need to incorporate space for a dedicated home office into their homes. One of the advantages of having an office in your home is that you can express your style and make it your own. The first step to transforming your home office, or any room of your home, is to choose the right rug. This antique Indian rug is a delightful piece that reflects ancient traditions and brings them into our current home decorating and color trends.
The older area rugs from India tend to boast designs that were inspired from the even older Persian rugs and the iconic antique court carpets. They also tend to have softer colors that create a calm and balanced feel. This gorgeous piece is on the warm side of the palette with a few earthy browns and delicate blues for accent. This antique carpet has the symmetry and precision in design that points to its production in a city. Captivating area rugs like this were often commissioned for noblemen and rulers. And a little known fact that many of the better area rugs that were woven in India around the late 19th century, were actually woven in jails.