Beautiful Room Size Size Ivory Background Persian Antique Sultanabad Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – A stark design dominates this antique Persian rug with a symmetrical pattern that features repeating floral elements. This beautiful antique rug features flowers with fiery shapes and orange licking the edges are linked with curling, leafy stems to blue, circular flowers and wreaths of yellow petals that ring splaying central buds. Dark navy and black stitches throughout create accents to offset the design sharply from the white background. The central field of this antique Persian Sultanabad rug is surrounded by a series of borders, the widest in the midst of the group backed with vivid orange for a colorful contrast. White flowers linked with vines and jutting leaves, centered with blue or yellow, cluster within this bright bar.
The City of Sultanabad was established in the early 1800’s and would quickly become known for its unique style of Persian rugs. The antique Persian Sultanabad carpets tend to feature bold, graphic designs that create a sense of scale in the space. They tend towards the warmer color palettes, but this one has a light and airy feel.
The design of the carpet is typical for the region, featuring palmettes and graceful acanthus leaves in the borders. These amazing antique rugs are known for their extensive use of brilliant reds and warmer tones. In this ivory Persian Sultanabad rug, you can still see the characteristic red background and traditional color palette, only the field reflects a unique take on traditional Sultanabad design. The field represents many of the traditional motifs in outline form only, with a touch of color filled in for effect.
The designs of Sultanabad rugs are spacious and accent the grand scale of the space. They were often used in public buildings to give the space a sense of elegance. The lighter background of this rug will enhance the feeling of space within the room. Another feature that makes Sultanabad rugs stand out is their supple feel and the softness of the wools that were used to create them. These rugs feel luxurious underfoot and create balance in the room.
This treatment of a traditional Sultanabad design gives the rug a light and airy feel that you typically do not expect from this type of Persian rug. It has a classic design and will complement a room of traditional furniture or fine antiques. Persian and antique rugs are also finding their way into modern contemporary interior designs to soften the feel and add contrast to the space. The delicate and more primitive approach to the floral patterns of Sultanabad rugs soften the lines of modern decor. This ivory all over design Persian Sultanabad rug is magnificent and will serve as the foundation for an inspired design.