Royal? Oh yes! This lovely rug, from circa 1900 with an all over design and gorgeous lavender ground speaks for itself. These hand woven works of art are known for their amazing palette of color.
Since the notable period of Mughal/Mogul Empire, one prominent area for stellar woven rugs is Agra, India and weaving goes back to circa 1500. Agra is also of course known for the Taj Mahal!
Mogul emperors respected and loved the Persian arts and culture and because they wanted to adopt, learn and replicate in their own country, Persian weavers ended up divulging their skills and craft to India. Agra carpets became popular and the elite of Indian weavings and are widely known by collectors as one of the most decorative items in the rug world.
In India, these artisans became masters of vegetable dyeing and thus, they developed what you see here...a color ground that we rarely see...lavender surrounded by gold, ruby, tan, pink mauve and ivory. It features a sensational array of small scale and large scale paisleys and fleur design throughout and it is flanked with a prominent and fancy central medallion. They say that paisleys are symbolic for "seeds of life" or "fertility".
Agra rugs are well known for their fine craftsmanship and extraordinary wool and with their amazing appeal and they will continue to be loved as amazing investments of art.
This beauty has low pile and is in overall great shape with some scattered wear and a few areas that have had minor repair. Please see up close pics for full character and condition.
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