Red Antique Indian Amritsar Crusader Cross Design Rug 3297

Size: 5 ft 11 in x 8 ft 11 in (1.8 m x 2.72 m)
Origin: India Rugs

This unique antique Oriental Amritsar rug from India has a design of winged discs, rosettes, and lilies adapted from ancient Egyptian art.

Antique Amritsar, Origin: India, Circa: 1900 – This unusual, even unique antique Oriental rug — an   impressive Amritsar rug made in India some time around the turn of the twentieth century — represents something different in the tradition in which was made. This piece features a design whose form and color are adapted from ancient Egyptian enamel work. Winged discs above and below with a lattice pattern of rosettes and lilies at the sides form the frame, all enclosing an open red field with a solitary floral cross. An example of the absolutely incredible — practically limitless — range of possibilities regarding the design and composition of antique Oriental rugs, this Amritsar piece is certainly without peer.

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