Large Antique Indian Agra Rug BB5592

Large Antique Indian Agra Rug Description:

A late 19th century North Indian Amritsar antique rug, the cocoa field with an allover trellis of camel and cream palmette formed medallions containing intricately-drawn floral motifs within a series of narrow floral motif guard borders.

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 patterns & 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 colorful area rugs and agra carpets had virtually disappeared until it was regenerated under British rule. 

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