Antique Indian Rugs

Indian carpet weaving was at its height during Mughal dynasty. The earliest Mughal carpets from the 16th century reveal the heavy influence of Persian carpet weaving traditions, which were brought to India by Persian rug weavers. However, by seventeenth century, Mughal rug designs had begun to reflect more Indian motifs and had also become more naturalistic due to the affect that European trade had on the arts of India. Despite the array of influences, the rugs of Agra, Lahore, and Fatehpur Sikri as a whole reflect the Mughals' great respect for and appreciation of nature, along with their high standards of craftsmanship. The steady demise of the Mughal Empire was accompanied by a decline in the production of fine Indian rugs that was only revitalized by the British in the nineteenth century.

While the rugs that were made during the late 19th century in India recall Mughal designs, for the most part, they were finely-knotted interpretations of both classical Indian and Persian designs, often in subtle color palettes to cater to European decorative preferences. The two main cities of late 19th century antique Indian carpet weaving are Agra and Amritsar. While Amritsar rugs are often whimsical, informal and in soft earthy tones, Agra rugs are frequently characterized by their deeper colors and fine weaves.

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An Indian rug BB5723

Size:17'1" x 11'8" Circa:1920

Item No: BB5723
$80,000

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 BB5734

Size: 23'2" x 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 Amritsar carpet (size adjusted) 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 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

An Indian rug (Size Adjusted) BB5725

Size: 16'1" x 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 BB5726

Size: 20'2" x 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 Agra rug (Size Adjusted) BB5607

Size: 13'5" x 12'10" Circa: 1880
Late 19th Century Indian Agra Rug, an olive green field with a traditional all over floral motif.

Item No: BB5607
$70,000

Indian Amritsar Rug BB5722

size: 14' x 9'10" Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the cream field with scattered floral motifs around a dusty pink .

Item No: BB5722
$40,000

An Indian Amritsar rug BB5660

Size: 11'7'' × 8'8'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century antique Amritsar rug, the field with a design of linked red and blue ornaments overall within ...

Item No: BB5660
$35,000

An Indian Dhurrie Rug BB5717

Size: 8'9'' × 5'5'' Circa: 1920
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Item No: BB5717
$2,500

An Indian rug BB5669

Size: 16'11'' × 11'2'' Circa: 1900
A fine example from the DLB gallery's collection of early 20th century antique Indian rugs, the cream field ...

Item No: BB5669
$70,000

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 Agra carpet BB5675

Size: 18'1'' × 17'7'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Indian antique rug, the cocoa field with an allover dense design of palmettes and floral ...

Item No: BB5675
$180,000

An Indian Dhurrie rug BB5641

Size: 14'8'' × 12' Circa: 1940
A second quarter 20th century Indian Dhurrie rug, the pistachio field with an overall lozenge lattice containing ...

Item No: BB5641
$12,000

An Indian Dhurrie rug BB5642

Size: 14' × 12'7'' Circa: 1950
A modern Indian Dhurrie rug, the open beige field with a broad open camel border ...

Item No: BB5642
$10,000

An Indian Carpet (size adjusted) BB5601

Size: 16'4'' × 11'9''

Item No: BB5601
$65,000

An Indian Rug BB5625

Size: 13' × 10'10''

Item No: BB5625
$60,000

An Indian Agra Rug BB2475

Size: 14' × 12'
An Indian Agra Rug.

Item No: BB2475
$90,000

An Indian rug BB4261

Size: 24'4'' × 14'2'' Circa: 1920
A finely-woven Indian rug of exceptional vitality having a tobacco field filled with an abundance of exotic animals ...

Item No: BB4261
$140,000

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

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 Cotton Agra carpet BB1917

Size: 16'8'' × 12'4'' Circa: 1920
An Indian Agra rug, the dusty rose field with an allover design of palmettes, flowering vines ...

Item No: BB1917
$72,000

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 rug BB3146

Size: 16'2'' × 15'6'' Circa: 1900
A fine example from our collection of early 20th century Indian antique rugs, the abrashed camel field ...

Item No: BB3146
$150,000
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