Antique handmade oversized carpet #42543 Agra India 23.3 x 15.9 feet
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|Country of Origin:
||23.3 x 15.9 ft
||geometric / allover
||About 50% down to the foundation, 50% still with pile, very little touch-ups
More about the provenance Agra | India
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 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.