Vintage Indian Agra Rug BB4670
Vintage Indian Agra Rug Description:
An Indian Agra antique rug having a dense allover pattern of miniature beige botehs on a black field within a series of brown and beige narrow 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 rug & carpet weaving. In nineteenth century northern India, the art of indian carpet flower weaving as a commercial enterprise was revived with stunning results. Since the golden age of Mughal India the production of rugs and agra carpets had virtually disappeared until it was regenerated under British rule.