Magnificent Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – The earthy dark green background of this Sultanabad carpet from the turn of the 20th century highlights the rich summer abundance of florals throughout the carpet. This Sultanabad has horizontal symmetry that gives it a formal feel, but it also has a tribal quality in the placement of the motifs. This gorgeous carpet has a tribal all-over design that uses a repeating design.
This Persian carpet reflects the abundance of a garden in full summer bloom. It also brings to mind the formal gardens once graced the courtyards of the grand palaces of the Safavid Dynasty. Several elements of the design suggest that this was the feeling that it was intended to covey.
The carpet has graceful cypress trees that reach for the sky, embodying the message of longevity and everlasting life. Stylized Herati represents fish or the water gardens that were once found in the formal palace gardens. You can also find an abundance of plants, including the peony, which represents power. Hyacinths creep their way through the design bringing a message of renewal and growth. The leaves and flowers throughout the design bring their message of hope, abundance, and renewal.
This magnificent antique rug is eye-catching and will bring a refreshing feel to the room. The beautiful designs are the result of traditions spanning centuries. The designs are grounded and connected to the earth, reflecting the closeness to the earth of the people who created them.
This piece would make the perfect addition to a formal room with its bold, saturated contrasting colors and formal design elements. The vibrant colors and earthy character would also make it perfect for a Boho chic room, too. This beautiful carpet will be a treasured piece for many years to come.