ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART III
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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23. 
Agra Carpet
Northwest India
Circa 1890
630 x 443 cm (208 x 146)


Notes: Asymmetrically knotted wool pile on a cotton foundation
Red ground Agra carpets have historically been regarded among the most refined decorative carpets. They were commissioned by British nobility during the colonial period to adorn their castles and palaces. This example is distinguished by its rare large dimensions and by its modular pattern of scrolling palmettes, which is derived from the fine Esfahan carpets of the Safavid period. An emerald green frame elegantly contains the field.

 



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