Antique Indian Amritsar Rug BB4685 19'2" × 21'10" $95,000
The beauty of antique Indian rugs is undeniable. Few other types of antique carpets can rival their fascinating designs and stunning color palettes. Indeed, Indian rugsare nothing short of a crown jewels of Oriental carpets and Amritsar rugs are their very crème de la crème. The city of Amritsar, situated in Northwestern India, became a center of Indian rug and carpet weaving in the nineteenth century. Under the influence of European rug 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 hand woven in the late 19th century, circa 1880. The beauty of this composition lies not only in the design itself, but also the amount of attention that the weaver paid to every single detail. The pattern consists of an open field, which serves as a background for an unusual geometric medallion containing and surrounded by minor stylized floral motifs within a dense floral motif border. The color palette of this antique Indian rug, while modest, is surprisingly elegant. Warm shades of earthy brown and sandy yellow work together marvelously, resulting in a perfect balance.
While the rug s significantly larger than a normal antique rug, 19’2″ × 21’10” (584 × 665 cm), the size is actually its biggest advantage. Such a bold Indian rug can make any interior look truly special.
Antique Indian Amritsar Rug BB4685