Oversized Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 47700
A lively pattern fills this antique Persian rug, covering the large oversized red-orange backdrop with an even array of blossoms in yellow, white, red and blue. Dark blue accents and lines give the light hues of this antique Persian Sultanabad rug form and direction. Energetic and bright, the flowers align in rows and columns over the piece, each large ornament formed of multiple, varicolored layers of petals and leaves. Smaller flowers, unfurling with multiple layers of their own, nestle around the larger ones. Simplistic, diminutive blooms add decorative touches in the shapes formed by white-haloed dark lines that serve as stems, connecting each of the largest blossoms into a network. This massive antique rug features colorful, abstract shapes brace simple flowers through the largest border, which is flanked by two smaller, patterned bands. Geometric floral designs crowd the white-backed width, echoing the colors and shapes of the interior space.
Beautiful and Massively Large Oversized Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Sultanabad, the present day city of Arak in Iran, has been known as a major center of rug weaving. Their rug designs and patterns were the works that graced the floors of palaces and were a symbol of wealth. This beautiful example is an antique Persian rug that was produced in the late 19th century at the height of the rug making industry in the area.
The vibrant rusty red background of this antique palatial oversized rug is toned down by the use of neutral browns and sky blues. The design at first appears to be overall, but upon closer examination, one finds that it is indeed two halves that pretty much mirror each other. It has both horizontal and vertical symmetry, which gives the entire oversized antique Persian Sultanabad rug a sense of balance. In addition, the elements in the main border of this spectacular and massive antique Persian rug, are spaced at regular intervals, which adds to the sense of balance and formality.
The design motifs of this magnificent antique Persian Sultanabad rug are small in comparison to the overall scale of the antique carpet. The main border of the antique rug appears smaller in scale. These elements come together to make this rug appear to take up a large amount of space within the room. The artist contrasted smaller elements of the design with the overall size of the rug to create this effect.
The big palatial size of this antique Persian Sultanabad rug reflects its original use. The formality of the design will add a sense of stately beauty to any interior design. The scale of this huge rug will allow it to make any room appear to be even more grand. It would make an excellent piece paired with other fine antiques and collectible pieces.