Antique Indian Agra Rug 43403
The design of this elegant antique Indian carpet is inspired by European designs.
Antique Indian Agra Rug, India, Late 19th Century – This genuinely impressive, timelessly beautiful antique Oriental rug — a remarkable Indian piece made some time toward the end of the nineteenth century — is a rug that possesses characteristics of European design in addition to exemplifying the Indian tradition in which it was made. While the weave of this elegant antique carpet discloses its Indian origin, the design of naturalistic roses clusters in staggered array comes from European carpet design, as does the incredibly soft pastel coloration. The border adapts the field design into linear repetition and reduces its scale, cleverly achieving variation and uniformity at the same time. The lustrous, silky sheen of the pile effectively complements the scintillating delicacy of the design. A wonderful example of the positive things that can come out of two distinct artistic traditions working together, this beautiful rug is something special.