Red Antique Indian Agra Rug, Country of Origin: Indian, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – A fantastic spread of animals fills this antique Agra rug, each stitched with rich golden hues that stand out against the maroon background as if tooled in gold leaf. A symmetrical pattern is worked with detailed versions of elephants, antelopes, birds, rabbits and deer. At each edge of this antique rug, a pair of lionesses crouch, ready to hunt. Trees with leafy boughs and meticulously worked flowers fill the remaining area, creating a veritable jungle to house the menagerie. Two light-colored golden borders enclose the pattern, their floral decorations as ornate as fine jewelry. Between them, a wide band of crimson showcases looping designs around elaborate floral pieces.