Beautiful Antique Room Size Amritsar Rug, Country of Origin: India, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This strikingly beautiful antique Oriental rug — a highly desirable antique Amritsar rug which was woven in India toward the end of the nineteenth century — is a majestic piece. This elegant antique Amritsar provides a last glimpse into the fabled splendor of Mughal India. In this particular rug, the traditional palette of reds, greens, and soft saffrons — colors that were highly in vogue and very widely present in the great Mogul carpets of the classic era — are beautifully worked into this rug in a rich pattern of soft red and green interlacing arabesques enclosing ivory and green palmettes and flowers of all sorts. The dominant red field is beautifully balanced by the ivory ground arabesque and palmette border. In many ways, this rug is a cultural artifact of great significance, commenting so eloquently as it does on the great Mughal carpets — which represent some of the most impressive achievements in the entire world of Oriental rugs.