Antique Amritsar carpet

GBP 24,000.00

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Object Description

A soft toned and elegant antique Amritsar carpet with a beautifully woven design using classical elements from Indian weaving.    Woven around 1870  the dyes are all vegetable – the main field colour an unusual dye, green to biscuit to gold tones, all varying and adding depth to the palette.   Soft pinks famously used by amritsar weavers, the border is refined in design and colour, with faded dyes throughout.  This is an ancient looking carpet, which does have some scattered wear, but really it adds to the whole feel of this piece.  A hard to find, rare square size too.

Amritsar rugs and carpets are produced in Amritsar located in the northwest of India, near the Kashmir region. While India does in fact boast a long history of weaving fine rugs and carpets Amritsar rugs are unique in the wide gamut of traditional Indian styles. This is because the weavers of Amritsar had not developed a distinctive style of rug making until the early nineteenth century – hundreds of years after other regions of India had first developed their own weaving traditions. While regions of southern and western India began weaving Persian-influenced rugs during the reign of the Mughal Emperors, who preferred the traditional aesthetics and design elements of the Persians, the weavers of Amritsar took their direction from somewhere different: the sensibilities of the West.

We have been visiting customers all over the UK from London to Aberdeen, Ireland and Europe over the last 30 years.  If you would like us to show you this stunning Amritsar carpet and any alternatives in-situ it would be a pleasure to show it to you.

Request a home visit or please book in a visit to our showroom where we can have this carpet ready for you to view.

Object Condition

Some wear and lower pile, in general good order. Ancient dyes have faded in areas too, creating a beautiful look.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:360 x x D:360 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1870

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1252 851215

Dealer Location

The Old Parsonage
Church Street
GU10 5QQ

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