Antique Indian Amritsar Rug BB4215
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the striated open cocoa field with four subtle beige floral bouquets mirroring each other along the center edges within a cocoa scrolling vine and palmette border.
The city of Amritsar, situated in Northwestern India, became a center of indian rug patterns and carpet weaving in the nineteenth century when the Maharaja Ranjit Singh annexed Kashmir, the flourishing shawl-weaving center. The rise of the British supremacy in the 1850s, along with the Crystal Palace Exhibit in London, captured the attention of the public and sparked the dramatic development of rug for sale production in Amritsar. Under the influence of amritsar rug importers, the establishment of looms and the availability of fine quality wool from sheep raised in nearby mountains and valleys, the rug weavers of Amritsar adapted their traditional carpet designs to correspond with western tastes and European demand.
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