Antique handmade oversized carpet № 36398 Agra, ca. 1890 India 15.11 x 12.8 feet
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||Agra, ca. 1890
|Country of Origin:
||15.11 x 12.8 ft
||geometric / allover
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
Rug has been cut and put together again
More about the provenance Agra, ca. 1890 | India
This is a rug made in the tradition of Agra but not made in that region. Agra is located in India and has an ancient tradition of carpet making. Quality carpets were (and are) being made in Agra, mostly with Indo-Persian or merely Persian designs.
This Agra, ca. 1890 has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.