Antique Amritsar Indian Rug 1074
This majestic antique Oriental Agra carpet from India adapts the classic Persian Heriz pattern with a large central medallion and cornerpieces to a soft, cool, and palette with subtle effect.
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
Antique Amritsar Rug, Origin: India, Circa: Early 20th Century – This majestic antique Agra carpet is an unusual response to the classic Heriz pattern with a large central medallion and corner-pieces. This carpet, however, avoids the often bright and varied colors of Heriz’s in favor of a soft, cool, and uniform palette of pale aubergines, mauves, and celadons. The resulting effect is that the medallion is less dominant, and also that the bold graphic Heriz drawing seems softer and more refined, increasing the decorative potentials and possibilities of the piece.