Magnificent And Luminous Rusty Red Background Square Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – A luminous rusty red background creates a spectacular background that displays the floral and traditional design motifs in this antique Persian Sultanabad rug. The brightness of the background is balanced by the neutral tones of the designs and the delicateness of the complex border. This beautiful antique Persian rug inspires the imagination and begs to be the spring board for the rest of the interior decor.
Subtle shades of rust, cream, camel, blue and ivories create a simple color palette that lends itself to create an antique rug that stands out in its beauty and elegance. The delicate and intricate design of the borders highlight the bold and open design motifs of the central ground. Yet, the background is an essential element in the design to give the viewer a point of reference.
At first, this square size rug appears to have a central motif and an initial impression that it has symmetry. But, on closer inspection, you discover that this initial impression is just an artistic illusion.
The central motif is off-center, which is apparent when you examine the portions that come in contact with the border. Vertical and horizontal symmetry are apparent in the border, but not present in the central ground. This play on symmetry creates the illusion that the overall design in the center of the antique Oriental rug is a portion of a larger size rug that has been framed by a border. This gives the square antique Persian Sultanabad rug an impression that you are only seeing a portion of the larger picture which adds a sense of mysterious intrigue.
The use of color and design in this square antique Persian Sultanabad rug give it a sense of scale that make a room look larger. It does this by “tricking the eye” to look beyond and imagine the rest of the design as if it extended beyond the borders. This beautiful rug design would work well in a variety of decors and settings, from traditional to modern interiors, that call for brilliant happy colors and a sense of larger scale.