Gorgeous Gallery Size Antique Indian Mughal Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: India, Circa Date: 17th Century – The brilliant red background of this gorgeous 17th century antique Indian Mughal period rug will add vibrancy and elegance to any traditional or contemporary room design. Traditional rugs, especially the older antique rugs such as this one, lend themselves well to contemporary settings with solid furniture and to set the tone for an energetic room design. This gorgeous piece pays homage to the traditional rug weavers who have been creating these masterpieces for centuries.
This antique area rug from India has a classic feel and a design that might be a bit difficult to distinguish from traditional Persian rugs. That is because legend has it that the art of weaving these beautiful pieces was a result of a Mughal ruler, Nasir-ud-Din Muhammad who is also known by his ruler name – Humayun, who was exiled to Persia. During his exile, he had the opportunity to observe first-hand the success and exquisite artistry of the Persian rug industry. He decided to bring these beautiful techniques and patterns back to India when he was able to return. It was not long before India established itself as a center of rug weaving in its own right.
Today, interior designers love these traditional handwoven rugs for their ability to add a cozy feel and human touch to the room decor. In a room that features modern accents with a more streamlined style, a rug such as this one adds a touch of nature and softens the edges to make the space more inviting. This magnificent 17th century rug is brilliant enough to pair with velvet furniture in saturated colors, or with more traditional furniture upholstery patterns and colors. It would make a striking piece for a room with midnight or navy walls, or in a room design that features other nature-inspired elements made from natural woods, granite, and stone.
The floral design of the rug is reminiscent of a summer garden in full bloom, and it will bring a feeling of energy and optimism to any home or modern office setting. It is a beautiful antique that ties the past to the present and will add an air of sophistication and refinement to any room design.