Agra rugs take their name from the city of Agra in India (home of the Taj Mahal). Not coincidentally, Agra is the city settled by Mogul ruler Akbar The Great (1556-1606 AD) - credited with bringing a great deal of art (including rug weaving) to the subcontinent. The Agra rugs below are part of a range of antique designs revived several years ago to meet growing interest in natural dye, handspun-wool rugs with expansive, curvilinear patterns...more
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