Profoundly lush and imaginative, this exquisitely detailed floral extravaganza is the reincarnation of a magnificent 17th century Agra textile. Now part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned Robert Lehman Collection, the original is an impressive court piece of nearly 23 feet in length. Despite fading and wear, it still dazzles the eye with saturated hues of crimson, ebony, jade and gold. Its richly foliate design reaches through the centuries with the power of nature’s life-force. Order is attained through a symmetrical pattern radiating out from a line of central palmettes and enclosed within a broad tripartite border. In Nourison’s interpretation, the fertile floral design is resplendent in red-gold shades of sunrise woven upon a striated ground of captivating blues that range from royal to teal. Strikingly brilliant, with a flowing yet symmetrical aesthetic, it emits a marvelous regal vitality, filling the room with energy and warmth.
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.