Antique Indian Rug BB5282
This antique North Indian rug circa 1920 is a beautiful tableau of traditional oriental themes and floral designs in varying shades of blue, beige and green against a field of deep rust. The main border of the indian carpet has an abrash blue-green background. The antique North Indian rug originates from Agra, a city with a rich and complex weaving tradition. Agra rugs are the most highly sought after of the 19th century antique Indian rugs today.
These antique carpets were extremely well-made, heavy and durable, which can be attributed to the longer pile used in their weaving. Since the golden age of Mughal India the production of north indian rugs and carpets had virtually disappeared, until it was regenerated under British rule. Prisoners in the Agra’s jails wove some of the most beautiful antique carpets, their designs often based upon classical Persian pieces from the sixteenth and seventeenth century.
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