Antique Agra Indian Rug 44615
Size: 18 ft x 19 ft 1 in (5.49 m x 5.82 m)Print
The splendor of classic Mughal court carpets is alive and well in this elegantly opulent antique Agra.
Antique Agra Rug, Origin: India, Circa: Late 19th Century – The carpets woven in Agra in the late nineteenth century are the proud heirs of the great tradition of Mughal court carpets produced there two centuries earlier, but seldom do they retain the perfection of design and saturated color of such forerunners as this magnificent example does. An allover design of lush, swaying palmettes in pale green, saffron, ochre, and ivory repeats rhythmically across the rich red ground. The main border consists of round and oblong cartouches with lace-like detail set against red like the field, while minor rosette borders and guard stripes add the requisite framing contrast. The square proportions are also quite unusual for a rug that really has no peer.