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Agra

Agra, the city, the home of the Taj Mahal became a carpet weaving center during the golden age of Mogul art (1556-1605) and experienced a revival during British occupation during the nineteenth century.  Agra's do not vary in technique or design from region to region, and many of the designs are inspired by classic seventeenth-century Persian Sefavid rugs and Mogul rugs.  These designs include all-over angular designs with scrolling leaves, ogival latticing, vines and large, finely detailed flowers.  Greens, blues and burgundies on an ivory field are often featured.  Most antique Agra's on the market today date from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.