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 BB5772

Size: 21' x 14'9" Circa:1920

Item No: BB5772
$130,000

Indian Amritsar Rug BB5779

Size: 14'9" x 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' x 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" x 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" x 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" x 14'8" Circa:1920
An early 20th century Indian antique rug.

Item No: BB5917
$50,000

An Indian Agra rug BB3690

Size: 9' × 8'9'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Agra rug, the pale caramel field with an allover lozenge lattice formed by flowering ..

Item No: BB3690
$18,000

An Indian Dhurrie Rug BB5895

Size:15' x 8'2" Circa:1940
An early 20th century Indian Dhurrie carpet.

Item No: BB5895
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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

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 (size adjusted) 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

A North Indian carpet BB3411

Size: 24'8'' × 14' Circa: 1920
A North Indian rug, the abrashed camel field with a lush overall design of flowering trees ...

Item No: BB3411
$150,000

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

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 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 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" x 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 (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 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 BB5769

Size: 16'9" x 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

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
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