Sultanabad Rug, Persia, Circa 1900 – This magnificent, elegant Sultanabad rug in rich, spicy colors is an antique from around the turn of the 20th century. Sultanabad rugs are known for their sophisticated, formal appeal and variety of patterns. They have a classic, traditional look that is perfect for a formal setting, but they also have an abstract quality that can give them a tribal flavor, too.
Sultanabad rugs have an exotic feel that made them popular in the late 1900s. Pieces that looked well-traveled and worldly gave the room a mystique and a refined look. They were paired with rich silks, brocades, gold accents, and finely carved furniture. Now, we can draw inspiration from these historical roots and create a similar look that is classic and traditional but with a fresh and updated style. Mixing new and vintage elements is a popular trend.
Today’s modern design trends feature soulful, florals with lavish, exotic patterns, and colors. Colors that evoke the flavors and smells of the spices that were traded along the famed Silk Road are featured in this year’s popular interior design magazines. This rug is the perfect match for these color trends with warm cayenne red and cider spice throughout. This rug uses colors that are warm and inviting.
This is a gorgeous antique rug that you could easily see in a formal dining room or study. It would be perfectly at home among rich hardwoods and fine brocade fabrics. The beauty of Sultanabad designs is that they have a formal side, but they also have a bit of tribal character, too. This makes them the perfect accompaniment to Bohemian and or more eclectic styles, also. This piece features a floral theme that is perfect for bringing the fresh feeling of a garden inside. It has a feeling that is earthy and grounded, but also formal and balanced, making it a versatile piece for many design styles.