Magnificent Antique Animal Hunting Motif Indian Agra Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: India Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – This extraordinary antique Indian Agra rug is a relic of mesmerizing splendor. The remarkable intricacy of its animal hunting scene design and its masterful use of the color palette work beautifully together and combine to create a masterpiece with both untamed curiosity and proportional magnificence.
The most prominent figures in the border pattern of this antique Indian rug are the fourteen crimson rectangles with softened edges encase the elegant Kufic design featured in the border. They are separated from each other by circular patterns that are embedded within 8 pointed starts and are also surrounded by pink and blue ribbons that resemble the famed cloud band design. A glittering effect is created in the guard borders by white decals that are deliberately positioned in uniform increments across a warm earthy colored background.
The inner field bears a the famed animal hunting scene rug design motif. Here we see a collection of wild animals that are rendered in varying pastel tones of pink, gold, and beige. These colorful animals are surrounded by a labyrinthine floral array and they juxtapose so beautifully against the lighter grey blue background of this magnificent antique hunting motif Indian Agra rug.
The entire masterpiece is united by a single orbit in the center. This central medallion pattern is rendered in the familiar crimson red color and is surrounded by beautiful ribbon like strands of cloud bands in a brilliant happy blue hues. This is the only place in this beautiful antique Oriental carpet where this vivid blue is significantly expressed, creating a sense of coherence and artistic intrigue.
The intricate Islimi arabesque design in the corners of the field are rendered against an ivory colored background. This choice of color and design creates a beautiful tranquil backdrop that offsets some of the more realistic and graphic animal hunting scene we see in the field.
From a distance, the design of this antique animal hunting motif Indian Agra rug is exceptionally transfixing in its complexity. The softly saturated color tones work with this intricacy to create a masterpiece rug that is both a plush stepping-ground and an ornate relic of heart pounding wonder.
This majestic antique animal hunting motif Indian Agra rug will add both an untamed allure and a markedly sophisticated charm to any interior design.