This early 20th century antique Indian Amritsar carpet features a unique all-over design of an ornate latticed lozenge pattern in shades of red and beige against a camel field. Floral abstractions and vinery frame the border for an exotic, eye-catching presentation. Classical Persian rugs often have lattices formed of curving vines that can sometimes be in more than one plane, as seen in this antique carpet. Amritsar rugs and carpets are produced in Amritsar (meaning "the lake of immortality" in Sanskrit), a city located 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 reign of the Mughal emperors, the weavers of Amritsar took their direction from the sensibilities of the West.

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Antique Indian Amritsar Carpet (size adjusted)
Item No. BB5751
Circa: 1900

Price: $ 90,000
Size: 13'3" × 20'2" (404 × 615 cm)
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Antique Indian Amritsar Carpet (size adjusted) BB5751