Modern India Rugs

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India covers a vast area filled with diverse people and cultures. It has a long history of being known for excellence in art, craftsmanship and design. India is also home to some of the most beautiful architecture and artworks in the world. Nazmiyal’s collection of modern Indian rugs features modern area rugs that boast a wide range of designs, textures, qualities and price points.

Modern Indian Rugs Offer A Rich History of Distinctive Design

In its most ancient traditions, Indian art and design was highly regional with diverse motifs and unique color combinations. The beginning of the Mughal period saw the development of cohesiveness and formality in Indian art and rug design. This was a formal attempt by the Mughal rulers to establish India as a global force in art and design, and they succeeded.

Oriental Design Modern Area Rug From India by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Oriental Design Modern Area Rug From India

Designs of this time show the distinctive influence of Persian rugs and even Turkish cultures. Legend has it that these rug patterns and designs were first brought to India by a Mughal ruler who spent some time in exile in Persia. He had a chance to see first hand the exquisite artistry of the Persian rug weavers and economic success of the rug weaving industry and Persia. It is said that he brought many of the designs and artisans with him to India in a formal attempt to establish a similar industry.

This led to the establishment of weaving centers in Kashmir, Amritsar, Lahore, Jaipur, and Agra. Each of these weaving centers developed their own distinctive designs, but in the beginning, the Persian influence stands out. The early Mughal rulers insisted on keeping to the design that were observed in Persia, but in time, each of the weaving centers added their personal touches to the original designs. What evolved was a distinctively Indian twist on traditional Persian designs that is beautiful, elegant, and suitable for famous architectural masterpieces, such as the Taj Mahal.

Modern Area Rugs Woven In India Offer Evolving Designs for Changing Interior Trends

The early rugs from India offer designs that are distinctive in their combination of Persian influence and the inclusion of elephants, tigers, and other animals and floral elements that are of Indian design origin. One of the reasons why the rug industry in India was able to thrive for so long was their ability to adapt to a style trends. The Indian rug industry continued to flourish throughout the 16th through the 18th centuries, and it continues to enjoy success today.

In the beginning, the weaving industry of antique Indian rugs was largely a cottage industry with rugs being created in individual homes, or in small studios. During the 18th century, American and European entrepreneurs saw the lucrative potential and appeal of Indian rugs on the global market. During this time, they began to establish formal rug weaving factories for that could handle large scale production and export of Indian rugs. They also began to have an influence on the style and designs of the rugs that were being woven in India.

Mid Century Modern Indian Rug by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Mid Century Modern Indian Rug

For instance, India was a large producer of Art Deco rugs during the 1920’s and mid century modern rugs in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Much of the production still took place on a cottage level, but the European and American markets had a significant influence on the designs. Throughout the years, the Indian rug industry has experienced both periods of growth and periods of decline. Overall, it has survived, and it thrived through changes in design trends by its ability to adapt.

About the Modern Area Rugs From India

The beauty of rugs that originated in India is that through the years the weavers had incorporated the design influences and techniques of many different cultures. This gives modern Indian rug designers a vast array of techniques prominent motifs, color combinations, and influences from which to create today’s modern rug masterpieces. Modern Indian rugs are the result of hundreds of years of tradition and the incredible ability of the weavers to adapt to everchanging market conditions and demands.

Modern Indian Boho Chic Area Rug by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Modern Indian Boho Chic Area Rug

That is the reason why you will find such a diverse array of styles, designs, textures, materials and colors in Nazmiyal’s modern Indian rug collection.

Some of the newly made rugs in this Indian collection feature more traditional Persian influenced designs. Traditional Indian design tends to feature elements that mimic the designs on architecture, such as tiled walls and alcoves. You will find some modern Oriental rugs in the modern Indian collection that reflect this design influence. You can find them in popular rug color combinations that include blue and white or in the bold colors of more traditional rug designs.

The modern India woven rugs in this collection may include materials such cotton, wool, banana silk, real silk, viscose and sometimes, a combination of two or more of these materials. You can find rugs in a variety of sizes that will be perfect for interior design.

Some of the modern rugs in this collection from India were influenced by the traditional designs throughout India’s long Oriental rug history, only they were made with modern interiors in mind. Therefore you can find rugs in Nazmiyal’s modern Indian rugs collection that are perfect for traditional or transitional room styles and ones that are perfect for your elegant farmhouse in the country.

That said, if your abode boasts a more urban modern decor, then you have modern rug options, ultra modern looking carpets in this collection from India to choose from. Other rugs in this collection combine traditional design elements that feature high detail, only in color combinations that are simpler and that show off the masterful artistry of the designer.

Modern Area Rug From India by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Modern Area Rug From India

The best aspect of this rug collection is that you have so many styles and designs from which to choose. The modern Indian rugs and this collection have a gentle, refined feel that is perfect for adding color and pattern to a neutral color scheme. Those that feature intricate designs are the perfect area rugs for placing in front of the sofa or under a glass-top table where you can enjoy the entire design.

If you need a rug to define a home office space in an open-plan, these new rugs make the perfect centerpiece for defining a functional space. Recently, many of us have found ourselves working from home, and it is essential to create a space poor productivity and that makes us feel relaxed. The overall feel of the contemporary Indian rugs in this collection are perfect for your Home Office with their beautiful colors and designs that are inspired by centuries of fine rug weaving tradition.

Blue and white are a popular color combination in this collection, and this is the perfect match for a collection of antique Delft China or for creating a coastal-inspired space. Indian rugs are known for their ability to adapt and transform an interior space. That is why they are perfect for a room that combines traditional and modern elements into the same space. Many of the rugs in this collection would look striking in an all-white room for a touch of color. The rights in this collection are a chic and beautiful addition to a room with white wicker furniture or for modern minimalist pieces that show off the design. The best part is that regardless of your personality, you can find a gorgeous rug in this collection to show off your room’s best features.

Contemporary Modern Indian Area Rug by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Contemporary Modern Indian Area Rug

Feel free to look around. We know that you will love the modern India made rugs in this collection as much as we do. When you find the perfect piece, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you make it your own.

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