Antique Sultanabad Rug, Persia, Late 19th Century – Ruby red borders, golden-yellow accents and creamy white foliage offset the chic bistre gray background of this luxurious Persian Mahal carpet. Bold borders decorated with reciprocating vinescrolls complement the exotic foliage and angular style of this boldly colored arabesque. Multiple sets of guardbands embellished with spiraling filigree details create a stately frame for the stylized floral motifs contained within the field. Sinuous foliage and recurved petals with deeply serrated edges create an atmospheric jungle inside the spiraling arabesque. Classic patterns and contemporary colors are masterfully combined in the unique allover arabesque that decorates this stunning antique rug. This exceptional late 19th century carpet from Mahal recalls the regal style of a bygone era with a forward-thinking color palette that gives this antique Persian rug its chic and modern appeal today.
This antique Sultanabad rug is so unique thanks to its large scale all over design, phenomenal use of colors (especially the silvery grey background and touches of warm reds) – it is as if someone wove this rug over one hundred years ago for today’s market! This piece is so versatile that it could enhance any modern or traditional decor