Antique Indian Amritsar Tan & Dark Brown Hand-knotted Wool Rug BB5769 12'1" × 16'9" $60,000
This early 20th century antique Indian Amritsar rug from Amritsar Rugs collection features an intricate all-over design of floral motifs, arabesques, palmettes, cloud bands and a flowering vine trellis in shades of dark brown over a tan field. More palmettes – a popular Indian carpet motif resembling the fan-shaped leaves of a palm tree – are patterned throughout the dark brown border for a unique yet traditional look.
The antique carpets for sale comes from Amritsar (meaning “the lake of immortality” in Sanskrit), a city in the northwest of India near the Kashmir region. The weavers of this city’s tradition created unique textiles in part because they had not developed a distinctive style of rug-weaving as early as other Indian counterparts. While regions of southern and western India began weaving Persian-influenced rugs during the Mughal era, the weavers of Amritsar took their direction from the sensibilities of the West.
Doris Leslie Blau among the most recognizable rug dealers in the world has always tried to bring the charm enclosed in antique, Persian rugs closer to people, closer to you. We opened our galleries in multiple locations in order to let you experience the sheer beauty of antique, vintage Persian, oriental rugs and carpets including large area rugs sizes with your own eyes and hands.
Antique Indian Amritsar Tan & Dark Brown Hand-knotted Wool Rug BB5769