Unlike weavers in other parts of India who developed their distinctive Persian-influenced styles many centuries earlier, the weavers of Amritsar in northwest India came into their own aesthetic in the 1800s, largely under western influence as a result of British colonialism. Specifically, the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace in 1851 introduced the public to Oriental artwork and triggered demand for exotic goods. The high quality of Amritsar carpets, and their choice of floral designs and earthy colors were specifically tailored to western taste. Even today, Amritsar carpets are admired by experts, art historians, and the public alike, for their quality, design, and color.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Amritsar Design Wool Carpet
Style: Antique Amritsar Square Carpet
Colors: Ivory, Brown
Size: 6'1" X 6'2"
Rug Number: 70003150
Some of the most breathtaking examples of craftsmanship can be found in Antique Indian carpets. These popular Oriental rugs commonly feature open fields with minor medallions and spandrels, surrounded by intricate floral borders, drawing their inspiration from a wide range of global styles and influences. Indian carpets exhibit a mesmerizing appearance that can vary significantly in size, complexity, color, and composition.
Due to Western influence and European demand, the weavers became very prolific to keep up with demand. Designs appealed to Western tastes employing large-scale patterns featuring millefleur (thousands of flowers) motifs. A subtle color palette of light blues, yellow, teal and rust characterize these Indian rugs. Many rugs feature a cotton foundation, are double weft and use an asymmetrical knot, while others feature a superb quality wool, resulting in a luxurious feel.
With a large range of motifs, from the Agra rugs that carry Chinese influence, perfect for a Chinoiserie style setting, to the Mughal carpets, with their flower borders and animal and plant life inspiration, that will make an excellent addition to your vibrant space, to the spectacular Amritsar carpets that capture the exotic side of India while incorporating subtle colonial motif, these rugs display a wide variety of classic designs, artistic elements, and unique color combinations that are capable of blending in with any modern or elegant art and home furnishing. These antique carpets are highly collectible, and will make a beautiful addition to your home or office.