Amritsar Rugs

History of Amritsar Rugs 

The city of Amritsar, situated in Northwestern India, became a center of Indian rug and carpet weaving in the nineteenth century when the Maharaja Ranjit Singh annexed Kashmir, the flourishing shawl weaving center. The rise of British supremacy in the 1850s along with the Crystal Palace Exhibit in London, captured the attention of the public and sparked the dramatic development of rug production in Amritsar. Under the influence of European rug importers, the establishment of looms and the availability of fine quality wool from sheep raised in nearby mountains and valleys, the rug weavers of Amritsar adapted their traditional carpet designs to correspond with western tastes and European demand. Antique Amritsar rugs and carpets are characterized by large scale patterns featuring millefleurs designs, mythical beasts and Persian inspired florals, in subdued colors including light blues, yellows, teal, burgundies and mauves. The rich heritage and beauty of antique Amritsar rugs continue to make them among the most decorative components of today's interiors.

An Exceptional Collection of Amritsar Carpets

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An Indian Amritsar carpet BB3076
Size: 13'6'' × 11'7'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar carpet, the unusually gold and green striated field with a palmette, enlarged...
Item No: BB3076
$80,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB4423
Size: 20'2'' × 15'3'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the cream field with an overall design of scattered unusually...
Item No: BB4423
$100,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB3677
Size: 17'8'' × 13'8'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the cream field with a subtle overall pattern of leaves and floral...
Item No: BB3677
$80,000
An Indian Amritsar carpet BB3675
Size: 16'10'' × 11'5'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug the cocoa field with a sophisticated leafy vine and floral bouquet...
Item No: BB3675
$48,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB0450
Size: 23'2'' × 12'8'' Circa: 1880
A fine example from our selection of late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rugs, the camel field with cypresses...
Item No: BB0450
$95,000
An Indian Amritsar Rug BB3314
Size: 18'9'' × 17'4'' Circa: 1880
This is a stately and awe-inspiring Indian Amritsar rug. The central medallion showcases a dazzlingly ornate and intricate millefleur style design of woodland animals and stylized plant designs. The guard border and main border, visually inhabited by interlocked...
Item No: BB3314
$120,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB0852
Size: 16' × 13'9'' Circa: 1890
An early 20th century antique Amritsar carpet, the abrashed beige field with a palmette cloudband and vinery trellis...
Item No: BB0852
$55,000
An Indian Amritsar carpet BB0905
Size: 18'4'' × 12'1'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century antique North Indian Amritsar carpet, the beige field with staggered floral motifs with four...
Item No: BB0905
$75,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB2595
Size: 25'10'' × 13'7'' Circa: 1880
A fine example from our collection of late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rugs of exceptional vitality...
Item No: BB2595
$150,000
Indian Amritsar Rug BB5779
Size: 14'9'' × 9' Circa: 1900
@ABCAn early 20th century Indian Amritsar carpet with an all over beige back ground and a brown central medallion.
Item No: BB5779
$15,000
Indian Amritsar Rug BB5769
Size: 16'9'' × 12'1'' Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar rug, the tan field with a palmate, cloud band and flowering vine trellis overall within a brown palmate border.
Item No: BB5769
$80,000
An Indian Amritsar carpet BB5751
Size: 20'2'' × 13'3'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the camel field with an allover lozenge lattice pattern.
Item No: BB5751
$90,000
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Size: 20'2'' × 16'3'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the dark brown field with a palmette, serrated leaf and flowering.
Item No: BB5726
$150,000
An Indian Amritsar carpet BB5665
Size: 12'8'' × 9'5'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century antique Indian Amritsar rug, the caramel field with a cream palmette formed medallion...
Item No: BB5665
$70,000
An Indian Amritsar carpet BB5600
Size: 12'9'' × 10'1'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the abrashed taupe field with an allover trellis design...
Item No: BB5600
$40,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB5570
Size: 14' × 9'9'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century antique Amritsar carpet from India, the sand field with a spacious overall pattern of floral...
Item No: BB5570
$40,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB5564
Size: 13'5'' × 10'10'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the dark brown field with a palmette, serrated leaf and flowering...
Item No: BB5564
$70,000
An Antique Indian Amritsar Rug BB5462
Size: 17'3'' × 14'3'' Circa: 1900
The city of Amritsar, situated in Northwestern India, became a center of Indian carpet and rug weaving in the nineteenth century when the Maharaja Ranjit Singh annexed Kashmir, the flourishing shawl weaving center. The rise of British supremacy in the 1850s...
Item No: BB5462
$120,000
An Indian Amristar Rug ( size adjusted) BB5400
Size: 33'4'' × 14'7'' Circa: 1880
This late 19th century Indian Amritsar rug features an elaborate stepped lozenge field with geometric and floral abstractions in beige and blue, and a multi-border perimeter enclosing more botanical patterns. Amritsar rugs and carpets are produced in Amritsar...
Item No: BB5400
$220,000
An Indian Amritsar Rug BB5233
Size: 18'4'' × 14'
A unique piece of antique Indian Armitsar rug weaving, this carpet contains an elaborate tableau of all-over floral patterns and arabesques on a field of stunning light blue. The main border is an ornate rectangular perimeter containing more botanical patterns against a...
Item No: BB5233
$130,000
An Indian Amritsar Rug BB5191
Size: 9'4'' × 7'9'' Circa: 1880
This late 19th Century Indian Amritsar rug features a rectangular field of leaf and floral designs along with curlicue abrtractions in purple outline against an oatmeal-beige background. The guard border consists of repeating diamond shapes, also in purple, and a...
Item No: BB5191
$35,000
An Indian Amritsar Rug BB5067
Size: 25'9'' × 14'8'' Circa: 1900
Antique Indian Amritsar rug. An Intricate pattern creates an overall lace design. Rendered in various shades of nuetrals for a tone on tone effect.
Item No: BB5067
$180,000
An Indian Amritsar Rug BB5022
Size: 18'4'' × 11'5'' Circa: 1900
An Antique Indian Amritsar Rug with a symetrical design that is mirrored in both directions. Predominately nuetral with a hint of green in the abrashed border.
Item No: BB5022
$90,000
An Indian Amritsar Rug BB4996
Size: 17'7'' × 14'6'' Circa: 1880
A Late 19th Century Indian Amritsar Rug with a floral and vine design finely woven in a subtle tone on tone neutral...
Item No: BB4996
$95,000
An Indian Amritsar Rug
Size: 15'6'' × 9'9'' Circa: 1900
A finely woven Antique Indian Amritsar. neutral shades of interlocking geometric shapes create an abstract allover design within a floral a...
Item No: BB4881
$75,000
An Indian Amritsar rug
Size: 11'8'' × 9'8'' Circa: 1900
Antique Indian Amritsar rugs often had subtle color palettes such as the present example. The beige field and slightly contrasting allover...
Item No: BB4825
$45,000
An Indian Amritsar rug
Size: 19'8'' × 13' Circa: 1880
Antique Amritsar rugs are considered to be among some of the most beautiful rugs created during the British colonialist Indian cottage industry rugs marketplace of the era. This artisanal rug from India is dynamically stark and ultra-minimalist in its overall...
Item No: BB4814
$35,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB4685
Size: 21'10'' × 19'2'' Circa: 1880
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An Indian Amritsar rug having an open camel field beneath an unusual geometric medallion containing and surrounded...
Item No: BB4685
$95,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB4606
Size: 16'2'' × 9'8'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar two-toned antique rug, the camel field with scattered and abstracted floral...
Item No: BB4606
$60,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB4597
Size: 17'3'' × 14'2'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar rug, the muted moss green field with an allover trellis in beige of feathery...
Item No: BB4597
$80,000