Indian Agra Rug (Size Adjusted) BB8170 12'10" × 13'3" $80,000
The antique Indian Agra rug dating back to circa 1900. Its main field displays a faded grid of palmettes and vines. The whole is bordered by an ample cartouche frame with palmettes and angular leafy vines. Rug’s color palette consists of the mix of browns, taupe and beige with small amount of yellow and purple that helps to highlight all the best features of the pattern.
These indian rugs were extremely well-made, heavy and durable, which can be attributed to the longer pile used in their weaving. Indian Agra rugs are often considered the best of Indian rugs in the post-Mughal period and are highly collectible. Prisoners in the country’s jails – including those of Lahore, Yeraoda and Montgomery, as well as Agra – wove some of the most extraordinary antique rugs. Designs for these antique Agra area rugs were often based upon classical Persian pieces from the sixteenth and seventeenth century.
Indian Agra Rug (Size Adjusted) BB8170