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Antique Indian Amritsar Rug

Antique Indian Amritsar Rug BB5660

Price: $12,000

Few types of carpets can compare to the natural elegance of antique Indian rugs. Despite their opulent designs, Indian rugs manage to find balance where many others have become overbearing. Amritsar rugs are especially well known due to both their beauty and rich history. The city of Amritsar, situated in Northwestern India, became a center of Indian rug weaving in the nineteenth century when the Maharaja Ranjit Singh annexed Kashmir, the flourishing shawl-weaving center. Under the influence of European importers, the establishment of looms and the availability of fine quality wool from sheep raised in nearby mountains and valleys, the antique rug weavers of Amritsar adapted their traditional carpet designs to correspond with western tastes and European demand.

This stunning Amritsar rug was woven in the early 20th century, circa 1900. Such a magnificent composition could only be created by a master of antique rug weaving. The main field features a design of allover linked ornaments within a boteh and palmette border. The color palette accompanying this piece contains mostly earthy shades of brown with a slight hint of orange. Elements of creamy beige help to make this composition look a bit lighter and thus more pleasant to the eye.

The size of this antique Indian rug, 8’8″ × 11’7″ (264 × 353 cm), makes it a great choice for any type of household. Here at Doris Leslie Blau we take a great pride in what we do and nothing makes us happier than the knowledge that our hard work is appreciated by both our clients and countless interior design magazines, such as Architectural Digest.

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Item No.: BB5660 Circa: 1900 Size: 8'8" × 11'7" (264 × 353 cm)
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