Red Background Antique Sultanabad Mahal Rug 43893
An arabesque trellis design repeats in allover symmetry across the field of this incredible antique Sultanabad.
8 ft 5 in (2.57 m)
12 ft 2 in (3.71 m)
Beautiful Red Background Antique Sultanabad Mahal Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Here is a beautifully woven and exciting antique rug – an antique Persian Mahal rug that was woven in Persia during the latter years of the nineteenth century. Generally speaking, antique Persian Sultanabad rugs and carpets are admired for their exceptional compositions, which tend to be highly evocative of classical Persian design. This particular example, with its exceptional field and borders, is no exception to this rule. A crisply drawn arabesque ‘mina khani’ or trellis design repeats in allover symmetry across the rich red field of this incredible antique Sultanabad. The ivory detail of the palmettes, flowers, and serrated leaves gives the trellis an almost jewel-like, sparkling effect that continues into the main border as well with is interlacing ‘turtle’ vine scroll set against soft green. The particular interaction between meticulous design and superb color puts this among the very best antique Sultanabads available today. Beautifully woven and highly representative of an important antique Persian rug style, this antique Persian carpet from the late 19th century is a truly wonderful and captivating example.