Agra rug is hand knotted of 100 percent wool in India, on a cotton foundation. The rug has full, wool piles and is in like new condition. It is very thick and plush. This rug was acquired from a Virginia estate. Beautiful colors with excellent quality. No holes or repairs, plush and soft. It has a retail price tag attached that says $4,499.00. Clean and ready to be enjoyed.
Notes: The Indian city of Agra, home of the infamous the Taj Mahal, has an extensive and notable tradition of carpet weaving. Agra was a major production center for the best of the classical Mughal Carpets. Its workshops produced elegant antique carpets that have been praised for their thorough originality and workmanship. Agra carpets combine the grandeur and grace of the well-known Persian antique carpet designs with their own original themes. There can be observed designs of spiraling vines, often combined with small organisms such as birds, elephants, and even people. Developed for the Mughal emperors, a popular Agra carpet design consists of rows of flowers in vases. In turn, this design was embraced by the Persians and can be found in floral Persian carpets. The whole artistic “cross pollination” between these two places, Agra and Persia, carried on until the end of the 19th century. Weavers of Agra were masters at vegetable dyeing and eventually created their own unique palette of color. Profusion of gold combined with soft mid-tone blues are often flaunted. The weavers furthermore used a range of soft rust-reds, pinks, and a quite appealing lavender tone. These combinations of color give many Agra rugs a light, ethereal appearance, which is beautiful and stunning in any home. Agra rugs made in the early 20th century were usually of a more marketable nature, rather than the superb quality of their ancestral counterparts. In addition, Agra rugs are distinct and highly acclaimed works of art whose delicate palette of color and fanciful drawings are quite unique among decorative antique carpets. Today, Agra rugs are one of the, if not the most highly sought-after rugs of 19th century India. In terms of production, they were extremely well made, possessing a satisfying amount of weight and durability. Overall, they're viewed as the best Indian rug from the post-Mughal era.
Provenance: Acquired from a Virginia estate
Dimensions: 9ft 1in x 11ft 11in
Medium: Handknotted Rug
Condition: Like New
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