Beautiful Ivory Background Antique Indian Cotton Agra Rug, Country Of Origin: India, Circa Date: 1900 – This unique antique Oriental rug was woven in Agra using cotton fibers (as opposed to wool). Among the more popular styles of antique Indian rugs, antique Agras boast a fascinating history. Woven in India for Western consumption, Agra was quick to seize on the huge demand for exotic, Indian goods that was coming from European consumers during the early 20th century. A richly detailed Herati pattern spreads gracefully across the field of this elegant antique Cotton Agra rug, but the extremely soft coloration virtually conceals the complexity and density of the design. Only hints of the vines in soft cocoa and pale blue stand out against the champagne ground. Even the border barely contrasts with the field in detail and coloration. Truly a carpet for those who require subtlety and delicacy above all. An excellent example, this antique Cotton Agra rug is an exciting composition.