Antique Indian Agra Rug BB4353
Antique Indian Agra Rug Description:
An early 20th century Indian Agra antique rug, the rich red field with a carefully-arranged lattice of palmettes, flowering vinery and restrained serrated leaves within a sand flowering vinery 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 & indian area rug 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 rugs for sale and agra carpets had virtually disappeared until it was regenerated under British rule.