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Larestan Carpet

Early 20th Century Indian Larestan
Located in Chicago, IL
A stunning early 20th century Indian Larestan rug with a whisky floral and vine pattern woven in light and dark indigo, cream, and pink set against an abrash fuchsia background. The ...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Sarouk Farahan Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Early 20th Century Palace Size Larestan Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A palace size early 20th century Indian Larestan rug with a beautifully finely rendered floral pattern with finely drawn vines and leaves woven in orange and indigo on a beautiful co...
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Vintage 1910s Persian Sarouk Farahan Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

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Antique Amritsar Larestan Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
This sophisticated antique Indian Amritsar is characterized by an all-over floral and amazing intricate details. The colors are light brown and shades of blue. Measures: 10.5 x 16.8
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Early 20th Century Indian Agra Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Indian Larestan Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Indian rugs convey impressive ideas of sophistication and cultivation. Their use of mesmerizing motifs have transcended time and location making some of the most sought after...
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Early 20th Century Indian Agra Indian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Indian Larestan Rug
  • Antique Indian Larestan Rug
  • Antique Indian Larestan Rug
  • Antique Indian Larestan Rug
W 105 in. L 143 in.
Vintage Indian Larestan Silk Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a stitched border of a 20th century Indian larestan rug with silky wool in blues and gold.
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20th Century Asian Agra Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool, Silk

Finding the Right Indian Rugs for You

Today, there are few elements of decor as consistently beautiful as vibrantly colored, intricately patterned antique rugs. The legacy of fine Indian rugs and carpets dates back to the Mughal Empire, with Jalal-ud-Din Akbar in the 16th century establishing workshops for carpet weaving based on Persian practices. Combined with the aesthetics of Indian art, a new rug tradition was born.

In India, these Persian-inspired rugs and carpets were often made with lush materials, including silk, velvet and pashmina, a type of cashmere. It could take laborers as long as 15 years to weave a single carpet. Many of these rugs and carpets were created for royalty and frequently used inside palaces and mosques, particularly on special occasions.

Though the carpet weaving stemmed from a Persian tradition, Indian rugs and carpets featured designs that predated Persian influences. These complex patterns included floral, geometric, and animal motifs.

Indian rugs remain among the most coveted decorative items today. Browse 1stDibs for a wide variety of vintage, new and antique Indian rugs and carpets to establish a lavish focal point in any room in your home. See our guide to caring for your antique and vintage rugs, and read about how to choose the right area rug for your space.