A Beautiful Blue Color Background Small Size Antique Agra Rug, Origin: India, Circa: 1920 – This gorgeous Indian Agra rug from the 1920s is a bright and colorful addition to traditional or contemporary décor styles. The brilliant reds and blues are mellowed by the earthy creams and browns to create a well-balanced design. Indian rugs hold a special place in interior design and in the history of rug making.
The historic rug workshops of Agra are recognized for their artistry that goes back to the Mogul Empire of the 16th century. It is said that the designs were brought back from Persian when the first Mogul ruler was in exile. For this reason, you will often find Persian designs and motifs in Indian Agra rugs.
Some of the finest Agra rugs were produced in the 19th century. However, in the early part of the 20th century, they began to make rugs that were intended to appeal to the tastes of the European and American markets. The designs and colors of the rugs changed significantly during this time. Rugs from this period in Agra’s carpet history are highly sought after for their unique colors and designs.
This rug is based on a medallion design, such as those found typically in traditional Persian rugs. However, through the years, the Indian rug weavers adapted the designs and gave them a uniquely Indian character. This one is an abstraction of classic Persian motifs. This gives it an Art Deco character that has an Orientalist feel.
The unique design and brilliant colors of this rug would allow it to complement a more traditional, formal room design. However, it also has a tribal quality that allows it to fit comfortably into a Boho chic design, too. This rug will add brilliant color to the interior design and make a grand statement within the space. It will easily brighten any room of the home from the office to the dining room with its lively design and traditional feel.