Antique Indian Rugs

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An Indian Agra rug BB5940
Size: 9' × 8'10'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Agra rug.
Item No: BB5940
$25,000
An Indian Dhurrie runner BB5891
Size: 27'4'' × 3'10'' Circa: 1940
A mikd 20th century Indian Dhurrie runner.
Item No: BB5891
$20,000
An Indian Amritsar carpet BB2651
Size: 9'9'' × 6'11'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar carpet, the pale beige field with an overall large-scale design of vitality...
Item No: BB2651
$8,000
An Indian Dhurrie runner BB5890
Size: 39'6'' × 3'6'' Circa: 1940
A mid 20th century Indian Dhurrie runner.
Item No: BB5890
$25,000
An Indian Rug BB5772
Size: 21' × 14'9'' Circa: 1920

Item No: BB5772
$130,000
Indian Amritsar Rug BB5779
Size: 14'9'' × 9' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar carpet with an all over beige back ground and a brown central medallion.
Item No: BB5779
$40,000
Indian Amritsar Rug BB5780
Size: 12' × 9' Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar carpet with an unusual geometric medallion containing and surrounded by minor stylized floral motifs.
Item No: BB5780
$35,000
An Indian Rug BB5777
Size: 20'8'' × 11 Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Indian carpet, the rust field with an allover lozenge lattice of palmettes.
Item No: BB5777
$100,000
An Indian Dhurrie Rug BB5886
Size: 18'2'' × 12'10'' Circa: 1940
A second quarter 20th century Indian Dhurrie rug,with an overall design of yellow and brown plain horizontal stripes with fine ivory lines separating the colors.
Item No: BB5886
$15,000
An Indian Rug BB5917
Size: 17'8'' × 14'8'' Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Indian antique rug.
Item No: BB5917
$50,000
An Indian Dhurrie Rug BB5895
Size: 15' × 8'2'' Circa: 1940
An early 20th century Indian Dhurrie carpet.
Item No: BB5895
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An Indian Agra Rug BB4980
Size: 8'4'' × 6' Circa: 1920
An Indian Agra Rug with a modernist influence. Abstract geometric shapes placed symetrically and mirrored. neutrals contrasted with black, r...
Item No: BB4980
$18,000
A North Indian rug BB5982
Size: 24'8' × 14' Circa: 1920
An Early 20th century North Indian Rug.
Item No: BB5982
$150,000
A North Indian rug BB6035
Size: 27' × 16'5'' Circa: 1920
An early 20th century North Indian antique rug.
Item No: BB6035
$180,000
An Indian Rug BB6020
Size: 13'7'' × 11'7'' Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Indian Rug.
Item No: BB6020
$30,000
A North Indian rug BB6024
Size: 21'5'' × 14'5'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century North Indian rug.
Item No: BB6024
$95,000
A North Indian carpet BB2023
Size: 19'10'' × 15'5'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century North Indian antique rug, the field with an overall beige and green diamond lozenge lattice...
Item No: BB2023
$120,000
An Indian rug BB3131
Size: 20' × 13'5'' Circa: 1900
A fine early 20th century example from our collection of Indian antique rugs, the cream field with a playful...
Item No: BB3131
$110,000
An Indian carpet BB3324
Size: 18'10'' × 16' Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Indian carpet, the pale caramel field with a finely-drawn lozenge trellis containing...
Item No: BB3324
$85,000
An Indian rug BB3227
Size: 22'5'' × 14' Circa: 1900
A decorative Indian antique rug, the cinnamon field with an overall lozenge lattice formed by thick strap work vine...
Item No: BB3227
$225,000
An Indian Antique Rug (Size Adjusted) BB5639
Size: 16'9'' × 12' Circa: 1920
An antique Indian rug with a tan field with pale blue and dark blue motifs.
Item No: BB5639
$70,000
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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 rug BB5734
Size: 23'2'' × 15'7'' Circa: 1920
An early 20th century North Indian rug, the abrashed forest green field with leafy vinery.
Item No: BB5734
$120,000
An Indian rug BB5733
Size: 20'7'' × 18' Circa: 1950
A modern mid century rug from North India, the camel field with a trellis of curving feathery leaves and angular tendrils.
Item No: BB5733
$120,000
An Indian rug  BB5723
Size: 17'1'' × 11'8'' Circa: 1920
Item No: BB5723
$80,000
Indian Amritsar rug BB5702
Size: 14'10'' × 9' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century antique Amritsar carpet, the pale field with angular leafy vines and palmettes around ciel blue medallion.
Item No: BB5702
$25,000
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 rug (Size Adjusted) BB5725
Size: 16'1'' × 13'8'' Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Indian antique rug, the pale beige field with a subtle allover trellis of leafy split-leaf tendrils...
Item No: BB5725
$80,000
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 Dhurrie Rug BB5717
Size: 8'9'' × 5'5'' Circa: 1920
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Item No: BB5717
$2,500

Traditional Indian Dhurrie rugs had been overshadowed by luxuriant Mughal pile carpets for too long. In the twentieth century these antique flat-woven Indian rugs began to be recognized and lauded as a significant art form of the Indian subcontinent. Transcending social boundaries, the Dhurrie rugs were used by both commoner and royalty. As versatile and welcome in a dirt-floor hut as it is in the most palatial home.  At its simplest, it was a multi-purpose textile used as a floor covering, or for bedding or packaging, while the most elaborate were woven with the finest fibers and enhanced by gold-wrapped thread and graced the palaces of royalty.

Dhurrie rugs have been made by the people of India for thousands of years.  By definition, a dhurrie (the word is sometimes spelled "dari" or "durrie") is a flat-woven rug indigenous to India and the surrounding regions -- Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Burma.  Dhurries are always weft-faced, which means that the warp, or lengthwise threads of the rug, are never visible except at the fringes. Dhurries can be coarsely or finely woven and, best of all, they are reversible.

Dhurries have few structural or stylistic restrictions. They can be as small at 12” by 12” or as large as 20’ by 20’. The carpets usually feature "dovetailed joints," which means that the same warp is shared when wefts of different colors meet, resulting in an unbroken weave. But they sometimes employ the slit-tapestry technique used in kilims, which creates small gaps when different blocks of color are introduced.  Traditionally Dhurries are 100% cotton or wool, flat woven on a loom, ensuring a truly hand-crafted, all-natural product.

Stripes, geometrics, and rudimentary Islamic images, such as mosques and minarets, are traditional dhurrie motifs, largely because they were easy to create on the simple horizontal looms used to weave them. But as Britain's influence grew in 19th-century India, so did the popularity of European designs, particularly, brash Victorian floral patterns.

Bucking the trend towards lower quality, mass-production, our Dhurrie Rugs are hand-loomed by artisans in Rajasthan, India, using the traditional method that dates back centuries.  In India, this ancient art form has been passed down from generation to generation and there are entire families of craftsmen dedicated to the art of weaving dhurrie rugs and carpets. Our designs are primarily inspired by traditional antique Dhurries and their motifs and make a wonderfully causal addition to any room.

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