Antique Agra, early twentieth century - An allover compartment pattern of hexagons repeats in dynamic symmetry across the soft tan field of this charming antique Indian Agra carpet. Smaller medallions with abstract floral detail fill the compartments, but allowing considerable space, giving the entire design an open, transparent effect. A stylized latchhook vinescroll border on an ivory ground frames the whole composition, nicely picking up the ivory detail of the field. This sort of design is unusual among Agra carpets, being much more tribal and geometric in style. But the soft pastel palette of the carpet mollifies much of the graphic boldness of the patterning.
Size: 12 ft 06 in x 15 ft 07 in (3.81 m x 4.75 m)