Small Antique Silk and Cotton Indian Agra Rug 41163
On this elegant antique Agra rug from India, an allover lattice of scrolls encloses rosettes against a deep chocolate ground.
Beautiful Small Scatter Size Antique Silk and Cotton Indian Agra Rug, Origin: India, Circa: Late 19th Century – This charming little antique Oriental rug — an antique Agra Carpet woven in India — is, despite its relatively small scale, a grand work. Woven with a combination of silk and cotton, this antique Agra rug features an elegant latticework pattern based around lovely central rosettes. Formal floral borders decorated with elegant blossoms set over a coral pink background show distinct Far Eastern influences despite the small scatter size carpet’s genesis in India — something that is not entirely uncommon in such works due to India’s unique position as a crossroads between European and Chinese civilizations. Narrow guard bands and re-curving rosettes, which take on a fretted appearance, add to the Oriental visage of this antique Indian Agra rug, making it a piece that is something of a commentary on the historical role played by India — as a place where people from East and West would come to do business.