Captivating and Highly Artistic Antique Light Blue Color Indian Agra Rug, Origin of the rug: India, Circa date (approximate): Final Quarter of the 19th Century – The more geometric approach to the floral design of this large light blue color background antique Indian Agra rug truly takes the viewer’s breath away. Especially with its beautiful bold and more tribal designs that are given a fresh and upbeat feel through the use of happier tones of colors. This classical antique Indian rug is a grand and impressive piece. The symmetry throughout, as well as its overall design with delicate recurring patterns brings a sense of balance to this breathtaking antique Oriental rug.
The fascinating rug design patterns were meticulously drafted and so much attention was paid to even the smallest of detail. Rich wine reds, blues pop against the light blue and give the rug an old world quality and feel. The use of a more limited color palette to showcase the sophisticated pattern give this rug a truly high end luxurious look and feel.
This antique Indian Agra rug creates a visual journey that leads us through the various branches, flowers and geometric shapes. The antique rugs from Agra are considered to be some of the best rugs ever woven. Some of their best rugs were actually woven by inmates serving time in Indian in jails.
This elegant larger size Indian carpet from Agra features a superb all over arabesque executed in a daring selection of regal burgundy red, azure and ivory set over an icy blue ground. Opposing palmettes promenade across the field and carry the eye to each kaleidoscopic intersection and branching botanical figure. These grand palmettes are surrounded by lush vine-scrolls and small-scale botanical that are defined by their filamentous outlines and delicate features.
This grand yet understated allover pattern is accented by saturated wine red details that immediately complement the kingly light-on-dark main borders, which display a lavish collection of reciprocating palmettes embraced by flourishing leaves and superfluous tendrils. These perfectly balanced and beautifully composed features emphasize the expansive, elegantly patterned field that dominates the powerful composition. Antique rugs like this example are timeless in their beauty and will always look amazing regardless of where you decide to place it in your home.