Beautiful Ivory Background Antique Persian Sultanabad Area Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – Antique Persian Sultanabad rugs are favorites among rug mavens for their gorgeous designs and color combinations. They have an elegance that shows a mastery of the art of rug weaving that elevates it to a new level. While these Persian rugs are perfect for classic or traditional settings, designers are now finding creative ways to use them to set the tone in contemporary designs, too. This beautiful antique 10’x 14′ size area rug in warm, rich reds and pinks was created around the turn of the 20th century and would make the perfect foundation for an inspired modern design.
Sultanabad (which is present day Arak) has been creating these gorgeous masterpieces since the mid 17th century. The complex borders and central garden designs were inspired by the formal pools and courtyard gardens that surrounded the palaces and estates of the Safavid Dynasty. Today, we continue to enjoy these designs that remind us of these beautiful outdoor spaces.
This design appears to feature a central medallion, but if you look closely, it is an all-over design that appears to extend beyond the borders of the rug. This creates a sense of scale that will make the room look more open. The light ivory background highlights this effect and the harmonious colors of the floral design. The colors of this rug are vivid and will add energy to the room, making it feel lighter and airier.
Pinks, reds, mauves, blues, and grays create a lively palette that will complement contemporary design styles from Boho Chic to traditional. The area rug is often the first piece chosen by today’s interior designers, and finding the perfect piece sets the foundation for a design that reflects your personality and tastes. The inspired design and colors of this antique Persian Sultanabad rug are perfect for a room that features a color-coordinated collection or one that reflects more eclectic tastes.
The best feature of antique rugs is their versatility and ability to bridge elements from different styles into a cohesive design. This is a special handmade area rug that reflects over 500 years of design tradition in its threads and has a special place in today’s modern interiors. This is the perfect piece for any room in your home, home office, or open-plan space.