Blue Room Size Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Late 19th Century – Spacious wave like floral forms curve again and again across the surface of this lavish antique Sultanabad, reducing the deep blue ground to little more than a bold outline that delineates the lovely pastel colored ornament. Rich palmettes spiral and undulate, creating boteh or paisley shapes as they curl back upon themselves. The lovely red-ground border contains repeating wreaths of rosettes and delicate, angular branches, contrasting beautifully with the larger scale and motion of the field pattern. Grand yet light, this carpet projects a richly decorative effect with the utmost restraint.
The exquisite Persian Sultanabad rugs from the late 19th century, demonstrates the skill of the designers and Persian rug weavers that characterizes magnificent Persian rugs from this famous weaving center. The city of Sultanabad was once known as Arak. Before the name change in the early 1800’s, the City of Arak established a reputation for excellence in the arts, such as pottery, metalwork and rug weaving.
Many of the rug patterns and designs used in these masterpieces date back to the 16th-century Royal Courts of the Safavid Dynasty. During this time, many of the classic Persian motifs and rug designs that we know today were developed. During the late 19th century, Sultanabad was able to establish itself as a rug weaving center. It was known for its designs that are carried out with a high level of detail, such as this piece. They were also known for regal color combinations.
This magnificent piece of artwork has a formal feel and a level of detail that speaks to its quality and the care that went into making it. If you look closely, you can see details, such as tiny animals tucked carefully away into the background. The midnight blue background of the rug is reminiscent of a garden under the moonlight.
The artistry, level of detail, and precision with which the design was carried out are what make this an extraordinary example of a Sultanabad rug. This Persian rug would be an excellent addition to a formal dining hall, conversation area, or public space. Sultanabad is known for its extraordinary antique rugs, and this one stands out as special, even among the finest. This blue Persian Sultanabad rug is a rare find and one that you will be proud to display in your home’s decor or office interior design.