Beautiful Room Size Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date:1900 – The delightful floral pattern of this antique Persian Sultanabad rug, produced around the later part of the 19th century, would add an elegant, traditional element any space. This alluring antique Persian rug boasts an allover floral design with a contrasting border that frames the design well. Antique Persian Sultanabad rugs have been highly prized since the 19th century, with the demand increasing from the late 1800’s through today.
It was during the last two decades of the 1800’s that Sultanabad designers began to transform traditional Persian designs to meet a western taste. They modified the colors and design elements to meet the demands of a western market. In this manner, western consumers had and effect on traditional Persian design though their purchase choices. At this time, Sultanabad began to produce the antique carpets with allover design and a larger pattern that creates a feeling of expansiveness in the space. This went well with Victorian home designs.
Another characteristic of this period of Sultanabad rug making is the generous use of a deep, rose red that was a result of bathing the wool in a carpet dye of madder and whey. This rug uses a wide range of this unique color throughout the borders and field. The other colors in this antique Oriental rug are placed so that they highlight this special red that gives antique Persian Sultanabad rugs a distinctive feel.
This is a beautiful antique Persian carpet that showcases the grand characteristics that make Sultanabad rugs stand out among rug aficionados. This antique Persian Sultanabad rug has a delicate and inviting feel, yet the brilliant red gives it a rich, royal quality. It would add its warmth and distinctive style to compliment a traditional or modern setting.