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 rug BB3766
Size: 17'4'' × 9'8'' Circa: 1900
A truly beautiful antique Amritsar rug woven in India around the turn of the twentieth century. Characterized by a beautifully precise line work as well as a charmingly muted pallet of pale tan and gold, this Amritsar exemplifies some of the finest qualities of...
Item No: BB3766
$40,000
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 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
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 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 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 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 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
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
$28,000
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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
$38,000
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 BB4523
Size: 16'7'' × 13'5'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique carpet having a beige field with a palmette and vinery trellis overall...
Item No: BB4523
$55,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB4589
Size: 14'7'' × 12' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the sand field with a spacious overall design of finely-drawn...
Item No: BB4589
$60,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB4225
Size: 17'8'' × 12'1'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the tan field with an unusual symmetrical design of strap work...
Item No: BB4225
$60,000
An Indian Amritsar carpet BB4269
Size: 16'3'' × 11'9'' Circa: 1900
A highly decorative early 20th century Indian Amritsar antique carpet, the sand field with a sophisticated trellis...
Item No: BB4269
$38,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB4283
Size: 14'7'' × 11'6'' Circa: 1900
An early century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the abrashed sand field with a whimsical allover apricot angular flow...
Item No: BB4283
$65,000
An antique Indian Amritsar rug BB4526
Size: 17'3'' × 15' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the camel field with a sand-colored allover lattice of leafy vines...
Item No: BB4526
$90,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB4211
Size: 24'5'' × 15'10'' Circa: 1880
A whimsical late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the caramel field with a playful overall design...
Item No: BB4211
$160,000
An antique Indian Amritsar rug BB4468
Size: 13'10'' × 10' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the cream field with scattered floral motifs around a dusty pink...
Item No: BB4468
$60,000
An Indian Amritsar carpet BB4221
Size: 15'7'' × 11'9'' Circa: 1880
An elegant late 19th century Amritsar antique carpet, the camel field with a luxurious overall design of sand...
Item No: BB4221
$36,000
An Indian Amritsar rug BB4215
Size: 14'8'' × 11'10'' Circa: 1900
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the striated open cocoa field with four subtle beige floral...
Item No: BB4215
$60,000