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7/30/2012 8:01:00 AM
Experience the Majesty of Agra at AZADI

On Friday, Aug. 3, from 5-8 p.m., during the 1st Friday Gallery Tour AZADI Fine Rugs will kick off their month long exhibition, "The Majesty of Agra."

Renown for their high quality, these rugs are thicker than most other elegant rugs. Originally their thickness was designed to provide comfort and warmth in the homes and palaces of the privileged. These fine pieces have been treasured for centuries and are sought after internationally by collectors.

One of the oldest traditions of weaving styles, Agra rugs are prized and come from a tradition dating back centuries in India. Agra lies on the Yamuna River in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

It is today most well-known as the location of the Taj Mahal, built under Mughal ruler Shah Jahan. The weavings of this region reflect the elegance and romance of this majestic period. Examples from the early Mughal periods are rare, now found in museums throughout the world.

Their stunning designs elements reflect a love of and respect for the natural world, an interest in historical record, an insistence on workmanship of the highest standard, perhaps most importantly, a synthesis of Iranian, European and Indian traditions.

In these exquisite pieces you often find naturalistic renderings of flowers, particularly the lotus and rose, and other botanical elements including vines, shrubs and trees, especially the cypress. Rows of flowers and flowers in vases gracefully fill the field as prominent patterns.  Sometimes are also made, featuring wildlife and birds native to India such as elephants, tigers and peacocks. Human forms were represented, depicting scenes from epic stories. Carpets were made for the court, so designs, size and material are on an elegant scale.

Weaving tends to be extremely dense, with up to 2,000 knots per square inch in some very fine silk carpets, fine Agra rugs are increasing in value and scarcity. This can be partly attributed to the cost and time involved in hand spinning the large amounts of wool it takes to make these decadent rugs.

The other factor is the labor involved in knotting such intricate designs.

The public is invited to the opening reception of "The Majesty of Agra" from 5-8 p.m. during the 1st Friday Gallery tour on Aug. 3.

Established in 1790, AZADI has a rich history based on 200 years of devotion to hand woven rugs and the clients they serve.

AZADI Fine Rugs is known as the most trusted authority and respected resource in the industry. A leading international design resource for the world's most exquisite rugs, AZADI Fine Rugs is a member of the ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).

Recognized for delivering instant gratification and stellar "seven-star service" to customers across the globe, their unparalleled service takes the rug buying experience to the next level, with a focus on providing outstanding rugs in a fun and exciting setting with passion, respect and gratitude.

AZADI Fine Rugs has two Sedona Locations Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village and the Hillside Shops in Sedona.

They have locations in Scottsdale, Arizona and Telluride, Colo.

More information, 928-203-0400.

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