Large Square Antique Agra Indian Rug 44615
The splendor of classic Mughal court carpets is alive and well in this elegantly opulent antique Agra. The antique carpets woven in Agra in the late nineteenth century are the proud heirs of the great tradition of Mughal court carpets produced there two centuries earlier, but seldom do they retain the perfection of design and saturated color of such forerunners as this magnificent example does. An allover design of lush, swaying palmettes in pale green, saffron, ochre, and ivory repeats rhythmically across the rich red ground. The main border consists of round and oblong cartouches with lace-like detail set against red like the field, while minor rosette borders and guard stripes add the requisite framing contrast. The square proportions are also quite unusual for a rug that really has no peer.
A Magnificent and Happy Large Square Antique Agra Indian Rug, Origin: India, Circa: Late 19th Century – Agra is a city that is known for producing vibrant rugs of high quality. This late 19th century Indian rug is a fine example of the type of antique Agra rugs that were designed to grace large public spaces and palatial estates.
Several elements of this large square size rug stand out. First, the brilliant red is still as vibrant as the day it was produced. Secondly, the fine detail of the design is reminiscent of the master weavers for which the city of Agra in India was known. The large and square antique Indian rug is based on a central medallion, but the medallion is not overly say stated. Instead, it is used to highlight the directional balance of the rest of the antique Agra Indian rug. The rug has horizontal and vertical symmetry that is made apparent to the placement of the elements.
The tans and browns of this exciting large square size antique Agra Indian rug both contrast with and help to tone down the vibrancy of the reds. The main border of the rug is large in scale compared to the central field of the rug. The elements of the central field are rendered in larger scale than those in the main border. This helps to balance the field and the borders of the rug in terms of their design elements.
This spectacular vibrant piece is an excellent example of the master weavers of Agra it would make a beautiful addition to any collection. It is a spectacular jewel tone color rug. with truly regal character, that is sure to spark many a conversations. It is the kind of antique rug that should become an instant family heirloom for future familial generations to love and enjoy.