India Rugs – Below you can view our current collection of antique carpets and rugs from India.
Superfluous, flamboyant and elegant only begin to describe the sumptuous style of the antique rugs from India. Since the 16th century, deft craftspeople in India were competing against established weaving centers in Turkey and Persia. Led by Mughal shahs, India became a powerful artistic force known for immense creations like the Taj Mahal. Indian carpets are no less important or ambitious in their scale, complexity and superb level of color and detail.
Early Mughal carpets crafted in the royal ateliers of Agra determined the style of the first creations and subsequent rugs. As British exporters entered the market, Indian carpets featuring elaborate interpretations of traditional Persian and Turkish designs were produced in styles, colors and sizes that would appeal to Western consumers. Many antique rugs from India, hunting carpets and European-influenced art deco rugs were produced in Lahore, Kashmir, Amritsar and Agra. These regional creations are still recognized for their elegant, flamboyant style and uniquely Indian appearance, which incorporates many distinct influences.
View our current antique selection of rugs from India below: