The soft colors and beautiful floral design of this rug bring a feeling of spring to the space. This rug was created in Sultanabad around the turn of the nineteenth century. The bold, oversized design lends a sense of scale and grandeur to the room and will transform any design into a masterpiece.
Sultanabad carpets are known as some of the most beautiful in the world. The city was once known as Arak and was founded in the early 1800s, making it a relative newcomer in the world of oriental rug design. By the late nineteenth century, it produced designs meant to appeal to Western tastes. The classical designs of Sultanabad rugs draw inspiration from those of Heriz or Serapi. This one is more similar to a Serapi but with a unique use of motifs and color.
The jewel-tone reds contrast with soft blues, browns, pinks, and citrus. The ivory background creates contrast and allows the bold design to stand out. This rug uses the tulip motif along with peony or lotus designs and a delightful collection of other floral elements. Many of these floral elements have a special meaning. For instance, the tulip is a sign of prosperity or could be used to announce the birth of a male child. The lotus is a symbol of rebirth or immortality, and the peony stands for power.
This rug also resembles Serapi rugs in its abstract rendition of the floral elements. This rug is an exceptional piece because of its size, scale, and beautiful color palette. It will make a statement and is bound to be a conversation starter. This rug is perfect for a traditional room, or you could pair it with contemporary furniture for contrast. This rug brings a light, fresh feel to the space and a nature-inspired garden theme that will add charm to any room of the home.