A late 19th Century antique Indian Agra rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Indian Rugs, Circa date: 1880’s – Immerse yourself in the decadence of the last days of British rule in India. This late 19th century antique Agra rug pays homage to a time with the Indian people declared their independence. The neutral gray blue color of the main border allow the brilliant reds of the flowers and central design to stand out in spectacular vibrancy.
The design of this beautiful and happy antique Oriental rug is an all over field design with a repeating pattern. The horizontal symmetry of the antique rug is understated by placing it between two main design elements, but it does have definitive vertical symmetry. This gives this elegant and exciting small rug the appearance of being longer than it is and it will add length to the space that it occupies. In addition, the artist placed emphasis on the design motifs in the main border, which gives them enough weight to balance the central design.
The use of weight, density, and color gives the entire piece a sense of proportion and balance that demonstrates the skill of the artist. The salmon background of the field of the rug is brighter than designs that are placed on it. This has the effect of toning down the field design and placing emphasis on the larger flowers in the main border. As a result, this rug would make an excellent piece for a dining table, coffee table, or other fine piece of furniture.
The bright colors of the late 19th century antique Indian Agra rug will also help to lighten any room and give it a focal point. This is a versatile piece that would go well in any home or office with its combination classic design and brilliant use of color and tone.