Antique Persian Sultanabad Carpet, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1880 – This magnificent antique Sultanabad rug from Persia possesses a beautiful design of classic Persian arabesque vine scrolls that sprawl beautifully across a lovely field of blue, the patina of which alternates between rich and dark hues, ephemeral and bold shades. The rich reds of the scrolling vines and of the richly detailed floral border stand out starkly against the overall fairness of the blue field, creating simultaneously a sense of division and unity. The impeccable, finely detailed line work throughout this regal Sultanabad put on full display the artistic prowess of its makers. Such an incredible level of fine detail is present throughout the field and the border of this magnificent carpet that it comes to life, almost demanding a closer look.
Not only are the colors, pattern and overall composition quite remarkable, this piece is so unique in more ways than one. It makes phenomenal use of, what is perhaps one of the greatest features in antique rugs – “Abrash“.