Antique Cream Color Persian Room Size Sultanabad Area Rug 42301
A complex allover Herati pattern of vines, flowers, and serrated leaves repeats symmetrically across the ivory field of this elegant but unusual Sultanabad from Persia.
A Beautiful Mahi Fish Design Antique Cream Color Persian Room Size Sultanabad Area Rug, Originating Country: Persia, Woven Around The Year: 1900 – A complex allover ‘Herati’ pattern of vines, flowers, and serrated leaves repeats symmetrically across the ivory field of this elegant but unusual Sultanabad. Persian Sultanabad rugs are famed for their grand sweeping scale and sense of design, but this example is much more delicately proportioned and finely detailed. A vine scroll with circular palmettes or rosettes comprises the border design, set against a red ground that delineates itself effectively against the field. The extraordinary delicacy of the drawing is complemented by the soft, gentle tones of the palette.
This gorgeous antique Sultanabad carpet is from around the turn of the century. Sultanabads from this time period are some of the most beautiful and collectible in the world. This Persian town is known for styles that range from casual to formal. Their designs are sophisticated, but also add a bit of playfulness, too.
This beautiful rug has a fine weave and classic all over fish design pattern. The colors are earthy and subtle. The weaving industry around Sultanabad was largely a cottage industry at the time when this rug was produced. This is a larger piece and was more than likely created by an entire family as a commissioned piece.
Carpets from Sultanabad that have an ivory background, such as this one, are highly prized for their extraordinary beauty. This carpet reminds us that these carpets were not only a piece of artwork; they were meant to be used. Orientalist painters of the late 1800s and early 1900s painted scenes with rugs such as this one featured in them. They tell us that rugs were often hung on walls to be admired, and they were used in formal settings such as mosques. However, even though they are beautiful, more often than not, they are simply a floor covering that was meant to be used.
This antique rug has an aged appearance that tells us that it served its intended purpose well. If only the rug could tell the tales of the many feet that have walked over its surface during the last century, its story would be a long one. This rug will add character to the room and would be perfect for a traditional Parisian style where every piece has a story and unique history. This is a beautiful piece that will give any room a feeling of timelessness and tradition.