Rare Moss Green Antique Indian Amritsar Rug, Country of Origin: India, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – The gorgeous earthy browns of this Indian Amritsar carpet from the early 20th century are the perfect match for a neutral, nature-inspired room. It has a characteristically fine weave for which Amritsar carpets are known. Amritsar carpets are some of the most collectible oriental carpets because of their beautiful colors and unique designs.
Many of the designs found in Amritsar carpets were based on traditional Persian designs. The story goes that a Mughal ruler was once exiled to Persian and saw the lucrative carpet weaving business. When he returned, he is thought to have brought these gorgeous designs back with the intention of tapping into the market.
Many of the Amritsar carpets have motifs that are similar to those found in traditional Persian carpets. Only there are a few design differences. One of the first differences is in the spacing and placement of the motifs. Amritsar carpets allow more background space between each motif than traditional Persian designs. This gives them a more open look as each element is given the space to develop fully. The motifs in this carpet are delicate and of a fine scale, which gives it a soft and gentle character.
Amritsar carpets are some of the most desirable in the world and were once created to grace the walls and floors of temples and palaces. They are of grand scale and create a feeling of expansiveness in the room. The shades of brown in this Indian rug range from tan to chocolate. The variation in colors gives it depth, yet the use of a single color family creates a feeling of balance and unity.
This antique rug is the perfect addition to a room that needs an elegant piece with a formal character. One of the more recent style trends is choosing a rug to serve as the basis for the room design. This carpet could easily set the tone in an earthy or neutral color scheme. Its color-on-color design allows you to add pattern without adding another color to the room. This is the perfect piece for creating a serene and balanced room design.