Antique Indian Agra Rug 46868
Evocative of distant cultures and ancient traditions, this antique Indian carpet from Agra depicts a bold selection of tribal symbols and protective devices.
Antique Indian Agra Rug, Origin: India, – Drawn in a rustic, angular style, this antique Indian carpet from Agra features a wholesome sampler of protective symbols and iconographic motifs shared by many weaving cultures. The vibrantly decorated field displays a charming tower of stacked lozenges filled with minor lozenges said to ward off the evil eye. Contrasting hairline accents emphasize the bold right-angle motifs and highlight the beautifully varied color scheme, which ranges from fruity pastels to intense earthy hues that add to the colorful, tribal appearance of this distinctive antique Indian rug. Rows of protective borders filled with double crenellated-fence motifs cordon the symbolic field and separate the strong outer borders. Charming animal motifs, humanoid figures and decorative amulets punctuate the creamy ecru outer borders while adding to the stylistic richness of this tribal-style Indian carpet.