Large Gold Antique Indian Agra Rug 50261
Rendered in rich hues of gold, copper, and bright earthy browns, this magnificent Indian Agra carpet boasts stunning complexity, remarkable conciseness of design, flawless artistry, and beautiful geometrical symmetry. Woven in the ancient Indian city of Agra, this stunning piece begins with intricate, floral patterned borders dominated by soft blossoms, precise peony motifs, and wild, soft florals reminiscent of a summer garden. These frame the stunning design at its heart: a flawlessly symmetrical, breathtakingly intricate pattern of minute florals spread across a bold design of traditional stars of wisdom. Stunningly lovely and marvelously intricate, this sophisticated, artful rug ensures a bold statement.
Beautiful Oversized Gold Colored Decorative Antique Agra Rug, Country of Origin: India, Circa Date: 1900 — This brilliant palace sized gold antique Indian rug is a spectacular tribute to the artistry and history of the rug producers in the area. The colors draw you in, but as you look closer, an entire other world begins to emerge. You will soon find yourself in a garden paradise filled with beautiful flowers and a host of whimsical animals. Antique Agra rugs are known for their high level of detail and intricate designs.
The design of this spectacular Agra carpet from India uses an overall pattern that divides the field using geometric shapes and a formal main border. It has both vertical and horizontal symmetry. However, it does not have a traditional medallion. Instead, symmetry is created using one of the repeated motifs. This antique Agra rug appeals to the senses on two levels. First, the bold geometric shapes of the Indian Agra carpet are what first catches the eye. However, as one begins to look more closely at the shapes, this is where another world begins to emerge. Within each shape is a unique garden with its own animals and plants.
The artist used three levels of scale in the design of the large size rug. The first layer is larger geometric shapes. The motifs in the border of the rug are smaller than the central geometric shapes. The smallest scale consists of the animals and plants within the shapes in the field. These are even smaller than those in the borders. This creates a system of levels, or layers in the design that demonstrate the mastery and skill of the Indian Agra rug weavers.
Antique rugs of this quality and artistic skill are rare, and those who collect them know the true works of art that they represent. This is a magnificent specimen for the collector, or an excellent addition to a space where it will be appreciated for many years to come.