This turn of the century antique Indian Amritsar rug features a large center medallion in shades of cool brown and an all-over design of floral motifs against a field of beige. Elaborate, ornate corner brackets complete the look of this antique carpet with a muted patina common to Oriental rugs. The carpet comes from Amritsar (meaning "the lake of immortality" in Sanskrit), a city in Punjab 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.
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