Authentic 19th Century Indian Agra Handmade Wool Carpet BB2840 9'10" × 12'4" $60,000
A late 19th century Indian Agra antique rug, the pale celadon and field with an allover subtle design of faint leafy vines and sparse aubergine accents within an aubergine inscription cartouche border.
During the sixteenth century the city of Agra, famed for the Taj Mahal, was the capital of the Mughal Empire and the cultural center of Indian art forms such as inlaid stonework, jewelry, miniature paintings, architecture, textile design and rug & carpet weaving. In nineteenth century northern India, the art of oriental carpet weaving as a commercial enterprise was revived with stunning results. Since the golden age of Mughal India the production of indian rugs for sale and agra carpets had virtually disappeared until it was regenerated under British rule.
Authentic 19th Century Indian Agra Handmade Wool Carpet BB2840