Beautiful Antique Indian Rug, Country of Origin: India, Circa 1920 – This gorgeous rug might, at first, look like a classic Sultanabad, but its true origin is from India in the 1920s. This rug features a classic design and has a formal feel. The gorgeous blues and reds are the perfect palette to create a fresh and colorful interior design. This rug could easily be used in a formal dining room or to define a conversation area. The floral elements bring an element of nature into the design.
Indian rugs often resemble Persian rugs, and for a good reason. When the first Mogul Emperor of India was exiled to Persia for several years, he saw the beautiful rugs that were being produced by the Persian rug factories. He also saw the wealth that it brought to the Persian Empire. When he returned to India, he brought many of the designs and techniques with him. Although India created some of their own unique designs, for a time, the Mogul Emperors insisted on many of the carpets being produced according to the Persian designs.
Although Indian rug design followed the Persian design conventions, the Indian artists also developed a signature style that distinguishes them. The main difference is in the intricate layering of the field of the rug. While Persian designs also used this technique, Indian rugs tend to be busier and carry the level of detail to a finer level. This rug has many classic Persian motifs such as cloud bands, palmettes, and floral elements, but the layout of the design is distinctively Indian in character.
This is a beautiful rug that would make the perfect addition to a Boho chic design or 1920s Boudoir style room. This rug is a reminder that these pieces were made to be used and walked upon. The many feet that have left their mark on this rug give it a shabby chic look that will create a timeless feel in the room. It is a magnificent and versatile piece that will spark your design creativity and give the room a classic look.