Antique Indian Agra Runner Rug 47265
This elegant antique Indian carpet from the northern city of Agra displays oversized palmettes and fluid arabesques arranged in a long, narrow runner-style format.
Antique Indian Agra Rug, Runner, Origin: India, Circa: Final Quarter of the 19th Century – With its grand scale, regal colors and luxurious decorations, this antique Indian Agra runner rug makes a bold statement in a chic manner. Kingly hues of burgundy, ivory and glaucous blue are expertly worked together in this elegantly styled creation. Soft parchment-tone blossoms and oversized palmettes with crisp contrasting accents scroll across the glaucous field, which displays a stormy monsoon abrash. These grand palmettes have a revolving form and stylistic dominance that dictates the flow of the surrounding ornaments. Saturated burgundy borders encircle the super-sized arabesque and offset its balanced large- and small-scale decorations. Limited colors and complementary floral figures provide continuity between the similarly styled and beautifully colored field and borders, which embody the classical style of India and Agra, its greatest, most famous carpet-weaving city or center.