(Posted on 12/09/15)
Agra: The capitol of the Mogul empire. City in northern India producing reasonably good quality rugs in a range of mainly Persian designs, very similar to those made in the nearby town of Jaipur. The standard of Agra items is rather more varied, depending on whether local or Australian wool has been used. In the 19th century and early 20th century. Agra carpets were made for some important stately homes in the UK. Agra carpets have cotton warp and are double wafted, the thread is fine, asymmetric knot is employed. A good quality Agra whether wool or silk, is generally considered a very sound investment.
The image showing is the Agra carpet shown at the main hall of Highclere Castle,- the real Downton Abbey.