Oversized Antique Indian Agra Carpet BB5675
Oversized Antique Indian Agra Carpet Description:
A late 19th century Indian antique rug, the cocoa field with an allover dense design of palmettes and floral motifs within an abrashed brown linked 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 indian 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 large round area rugs and agra carpets had virtually disappeared until it was regenerated under British rule.