Happy Light Electric Blue Color Background Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – This spectacular piece is a spectacularly happy Persian Sultanabad carpet from the turn of the 20th century. Sultanabad is a city in west-central Persia that has been a major carpet production center since the 1500s. The magnificent antique Persian Sultanabad carpets are traditionally known for their beautiful colors and designs that give the piece a breathtaking, transcendent quality. However, this carpet is even more special and has a unique story to tell.
During the last quarter of the 19th century, several carpet designers decided to revive the once famous carpet workshops of the Renaissance. The plan was a success, and they developed a lucrative market exporting their designs to Europe and the United States. The new designs, based on centuries-old traditions, found their way into many fine Victorian homes and estates.
The antique Persian Ziegler rugs, for example, were based on designs of traditional rugs, but they were made to suit a Western taste. They often used patterns that have design proportions that appear to be of a larger scale than would appear to be suitable for the overall size of the rug.
The gorgeous electric blue background of the this antique Persian Sultanabad carpet is reminiscent of the garden reflecting pools that once graced the gardens and courtyards of the Persian court. These types of area rugs are based on a traditional Persian designs, but the colors in this one have been updated, to be inline with top taste makers and interior designers.
This Sultanabad is inspired by traditional Persian motifs and boasts a magnificent camel green colored central rug medallion. The use of open space in conjunction with the larger scale of the design in the field, make this beautiful rug appear to be larger than it actually is. It would also make the room look larger, too.
In this carpet, you might notice stylized motifs, such as flowers and shells, that are similar to those found in Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs. This is a European adaptation of the traditional designs that we so love in Persian rugs. This is a magnificent piece that would be the perfect addition to a formal design or a contemporary space. It has an elegant character and will transform the room with its beautiful colors and design.