Antique Amritsar Rug, Origin: India, Circa: 1900 – An allover design of classical Persian ogival medallions repeats gracefully across the field of this exquisite antique Agra. The medallions are filled by cloud band palmettes. They are arranged in staggered columns of deep cinnamon rust alternating with pale cocoa. The remaining space of the tan field has additional cloud band palmettes arranged in pairs as space fillers, nicely echoing the design texture of the medallions. The main border consists of large star-like rosettes ivory and cinnamon against a tan ground, enclosed by minor borders of arabesque vine-scrolls against cinnamon or pale cocoa. The rich effects of the design elements are beautifully counterbalanced by the reserved palette, endowing the rug with considerable decorative flexibility.