Oversized Antique Indian Agra Rug, Country Of Origin: India, Circa date: 1920 – The magnificent antique Indian Agra rugs have a unique place in the history of carpets and interior design. This gorgeous piece from the 1920’s has an transitional rug feel and an oriental flavor that will bring elegance to the space. Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal and its pieces are known for the same majestic quality and artistry that went into many of the other elements of this famous city.
The rugs from India, especially the ones woven in Agra, are known for their superior workmanship and their lustrous wool that picks up the light in the room. The tradition of carpet weaving in Agra dates back to the late 1500’s when an exiled Mogul ruler brought knowledge of the industry and designs of rugs from Persia. Traditional antique Indian carpets are often similar to traditional Persian rugs. The artists later developed these traditional designs and used them to create a unique style that sets them apart.
Through the years, the Agra designers adapted contemporary designs so that their antique rugs remained relevant in the world of interior spaces and architectural design. Agra carpets of the early 20th century are equally respected by collectors as those of earlier eras in Indian carpet design, but they show the influence of the major interior design movements of the era. This one reflects an orientalist flavor and would make a gorgeous addition to a Chinoiserie-style room or one that has an Asian flavor.
The design of this Agra rug is inspired by the delicate designs that you find on antique Chinese vases. It reflects the natural world in its beautiful plant elements and the color of the sky in its background. This is a fascinating piece from a design perspective, and it is of a grand scale that is suitable for a larger space.
This is a huge oversized area rug that would be an excellent addition to a public space, particularly in a historical building that features classic Art Deco and 1920s architectural elements. It is a unique piece that will give any area that it occupies a feeling of grandeur and a refined character. If you have a larger space to fill, this rug is the perfect touch. The gorgeous colors and delicate design come together in a way that is breathtaking and will add elegance to any space.