Antique handmade oversized carpet No. 63421 Amritsar, ca. 1880 India 16.3 x 14.4 feet
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||Amritsar, ca. 1880
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||16.3 x 14.4 ft
||floral and geometric / little medallion
||beige / gold / ivory / red
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
This carpet has been restored and is now in excellent condition. It has evenly low pile.
More about the provenance Amritsar, ca. 1880 | India
The city of Amritsar is located at the border to Pakistan and it is a holy city of the Sikhs. The name has its origin in "Amrita Saras" which means "holy pond". It is the name of the sea in the holy Golden Temple of the Sikhs. Amritsar gained importance as a carpet producing area in the year of 1840. Carpet makers from Kashmir brought their traditional techniques and designs to Amritsar. Therefore Amritsar rugs were made using Kashmir technique and first class wool. The designs mostly follow the Indo-Iranian tradition.