Decorative Antique Persian Sultanabad Mahal Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: First Quarter of The 20th century – Like many antique Persian Mahal rugs, this beautiful antique Persian rug relies on fine details and skillful color choices to paint a beautiful portrait. Rich gold and orange hues stand as the defining elements throughout, leading the viewer in through a complicated series of vines, fronds and petals. A thick, black border is surrounded by two thinner ones, the Stygian space standing as the perfect background for the more vibrant and lighter-toned elements. At the core of this antique Oriental rug is a brilliant field of vermilion, highlighting the gold elements within like a sun shining upon a beautiful field of flowers. Round mandalas connect with other floral elements through thin offshoots at their edges, creating a floral network that captivates and intrigues.