Fine Antique Indian Agra Rug, Country of Origin: India, Circa date: 1900 — The reason this eye-catching antique Indian Agra rug is so mesmerizing lies in its artful black background, which serves to display both the colors and designs to their full advantage. Calling to mind the Jacobean embroidery of the Elizabethan age, this stunning rug features an allusion to the hunt, with figures of lions and deer cavorting across a background strewn with flowers. Fanciful birds which might be peacocks frame a sky blue medallion composed of a tulip and lotus design. The abundance of flowers provides a setting of immense fertility and beauty for the animal figures. Sophisticated use of color, exemplary design and a playful spirit characterize this rug that would make a dramatic centerpiece to any design scheme.