Antique Agra Rug 11807
Antique Agra Rug 11807. Hand knotted wool antique Oriental rug. Blue background, gold border and all over multi color designs.
Size: 15′ 1″ x 23′ 5″
Agra rugs have been a major carpet production since the periods of Mughal art in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Mughal emperors used these carpets for their royal courts and palaces. During this period, he brought Persian craftsmen from their homeland to live in India. The carpets showed the Persian style of knotting which slowly combined with Indian art. That is how they became typical of the Indian origin and spread all over the subcontinent. They eventually became so famous that the demand for them spread abroad. The Agra carpets have a varied background. They have an elaborate and very elegant design. They are well known for their designs with attention to detail and presentation of realistic attributes. Their color palette includes soft earth-like tones. A number of these antique carpets are often found in museums. They have always been made with the finest quality materials and dyes. Wool has excellent durability and is dyed with all natural colors from vegetables and plants.
This particular rug has many patterns throughout its design. Around the border there is a blue and gold strip. The rest of the carpet has a dark blue background with pale pink, ivory, blue and green prints. There’s no specific design or pattern here, its varied pattern makes a perfect combination of vintage yet contemporary look.