Antique Persian Open Field Sultanabad Rug 43034
The simplicity of the design enables us to concentrate on the exquisite delicacy of the color and the luminous softness of the wool pile. The contemporary decorative possibilities of this extraordinary carpet are limitless.
Open Field Design Decorative Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Country / Origin: Persia, Circa / Date: 1900 – The antique Persian Sultanabad carpets are highly sought after for their grand, exuberant treatment of classical Persian floral designs, as well as for their rich, varied color. This one, however, is in a class by itself. The field consists only of an open natural camel ground devoid of pattern. Indeed the camel ground extends virtually across the entire carpet, with the color and pattern both restricted to the vine-scroll palmette main border with its soft palette of pale reds, blues, and ivory. Minor borders in soft red and blue help frame the field, along with two others in a slightly paler shade of camel. The simplicity of the design of this beautiful antique Persian Sultanabad rug enables us to concentrate on the exquisite delicacy of the color and the luminous softness of the wool pile. The contemporary decorative possibilities of this extraordinary antique Persian Sultanabad rug are limitless.
This magnificent Sultanabad rug tells a story in each of its threads that honors the history of a region and its people. This piece was created at the turn of the 20th century in a region that has a rich oriental rug history and fine tradition of creating some of the most beautiful carpets in the world. This is a unique example from Sultanabad and has several characteristics that make it stand out.
Sultanabad is known for creating some of the most beautiful carpets from this region. It has a history that goes back several centuries. Sultanabad used to be known as the City of Arak and is located in what is now modern Iran. It was established in the early 1800’s and would go on to become a preeminent rug-making region that is known for its distinctive designs and vibrant color combinations.
The Sultanabad Persian rugs are usually characterized by bold, sweeping floral designs with an angular characteristic. This gives them a tribal quality and primitive feel. The designs are often bold and cover the entire field of the rug. In this piece, the open field design approach of the rug is a solid color. The only traces of the typical Sultanabad-style designs is in the main border. The design of the rug and its solid field set this rug apart and give it a feeling of scale and space. Another unique characteristic is that this rug is in a gentle, neutral color palette, rather than the brilliant blues and reds that you typically find on Sultanabad rugs.
The designs of these spectacular antique rugs tend to typically have a graphic quality that features classic embellishments that date back to the Safavid Dynasty of the 16th century. Sultanabad was established later in the world of fine rug weaving, but its designs have a classic character. This open field antique Persian Sultanabad rug has the soft, gentle, and timeless feel that you expect from a Sultanabad carpet, but it is suitable for a room design where you want to capture the flavor more subtly.