About Agra Rugs
Agra rugs are a type of rug that originated in the city of Agra, India, a historic center for textile production. Their production was particularly prolific during the 19th century when the British established a weaving industry there to replicate Persian designs.
These rugs are typically known for their intricate and detailed designs, which often include motifs and patterns influenced by Persian and Mughal artistic traditions. They often feature curvilinear patterns, vinery, and palmettes. Some may depict hunting scenes or other pictorial designs.
Agra rugs are made using high-quality wool, cotton, and silk materials. The knot density of these rugs can vary greatly, with more intricate designs featuring a higher knot count. Colors commonly used in these rugs are rich and deep, featuring hues such as reds, blues, and golds, among others.
The size of Agra rugs can vary greatly as well, with some being small enough for use in homes, while others can be so large that they are used as palace carpets. Due to their high quality and the skill required to make them, antique Agra rugs can be quite valuable and sought after by collectors.
Keep in mind that the quality, age, and condition of a rug can greatly affect its value. Furthermore, there are many rugs on the market today that are made in the style of Agra rugs but are not authentic pieces made in Agra.
You can trust that all of the rugs in our Agra collection are authentic and genuine handmade rugs imported directly by ABC Rugs and Kilims.