Beautiful Large Antique Indian Agra Rug 45976
This antique Indian carpet created in Agra features a splendid octofoil medallion encircled by an elegant array of arabesques, vinescrolls and lush palmettes.
Large Antique Indian Agra Rug, Country of Origin: India, Circa: Late 19th Century – Magnificently styled, this antique Indian Agra rug, from the legendary carpet weaving center and city of Agra in India, depicts a grand octofoil medallion embellished with ogival curves and sweeping outlines. The beautifully abrashed field features a marvelous array of jewel tones that imitate an opalescent iridescence. The beautifully colored field is embellished with a labyrinthine maze of arabesques and broad vinescrolls. Exquisite Shah Abbasi palmettes and flourishing tendrils create a majestic allover pattern that supports the central medallion. The soft, ivory-colored borders depict a fantastic pattern of reciprocating palmettes flanked by polychromatic Saz leaves. Subtle guardbands decorated with dainty floral motifs continue the exquisite jewel-tone color palette. The coordinating hues of burgundy, Byzantium purple, mauve and lavender are juxtaposed perfectly by the ivory background of this beautiful late 19th century antique Indian Agra rug from India.