Beautiful Purple Background Antique Persian Sultanabad Area Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – The striking colors and beautiful floral motifs of this antique Persian Sultanabad area rug are unusual, making it a rare find. This piece was created at the turn of the 20th century when the Persian rug weavers and the industry as a whole was undergoing a revival after a period of decline due to civil unrest. Many of the great master weavers were once again creating works of art in many of the traditional rug weaving cities.
The design of this piece shows the symmetry and precision that is the hallmark of pieces created during this special time in rug weaving history. Purple is one of the more difficult colors to dye. Few plants create a purple that will hold its color for long periods when exposed to light. The color typically requires a complex over-dying process that only the most skilled dyers can do consistently. This is truly an artistic piece for the quality of work and techniques used.
Persian rugs have been a classic that are the foundation of traditional room designs. The rug sets the tone of the room and is often the first piece chosen to create a theme that carries through the rest of the furniture and accessories. Now, interior designers are extending the use of Oriental rugs beyond traditional room settings. They are the inspiration for Boho Chic and brilliant garden-inspired designs. They can add color and a focal point to a minimalist room, or you can use them in an eclectic mix of colors and patterns in a maximalist interior style space.
The unusual color of this rug makes it a rare find and one that will stand out in a collection or as part of an inspired room design. This antique rug has a tribal character in bold colors and large-scale abstract floral designs. The size of the border compared to the field also stands out as a unique design characteristic. If you are a lover of vibrant colors, this antique Persian Sultanabad rug will be certain to satisfy your need.