Room Size Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 49361
Beautiful Room size Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 49361, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1880 – As a bold addition to any collection, this antique Persian Sultanabad rug is equally impressive in both size and design. Everything about this piece begs the viewer’s attention. From the center of the antique Persian rug, three rows of rug patterns and designs march across a bright background in neat formation, with vines, floral and feathers accenting the larger, cyclops-like medallions. The outside border reverses the look, with a dark background greeting bright medallions with cream accents, each connected with a vine-like motif that gracefully weaves in and out around the perimeter. A wide border with delicate patterns hugs each section, finishing the beautiful antique Oriental rug with a single strip of bright color.
In the early 1800’s, the City of Arak was renamed Sultanabad. Arak was an industrial center that goes back to the 16th century. It was already known for metalwork, fine pottery, and its unique style of handwoven area rugs. This beautiful piece has a tribal rustic quality that you do not often find in these specific types of antique rugs, making it a unique collectible with a fascinating design.
When this Persian rug was created, Sultanabad was a thriving carpet weaving center. The designs of carpets from this area were carefully laid out and executed with precision. The artisans who created the famous antique Persian Sultanabad rugs were masters of their crafts. This rug does not have the characteristic precision that you typically find in carpets woven in the city weaving centers.
Several clues indicate that this rug might have been created either by several different weavers or that it might be a piece created by local tribes around the city. One of these clues is the change in scale between the top and bottom motifs. The background also shows some spontaneity. This might suggest that the weaver was making individual stylistic choices, rather than following an exact pattern. The background of the rug also shows signs of changes in the pattern that you would not expect to find in a city-woven carpet.
These characteristics give this piece a folk-art feel that you typically do not find in Sultanabad designs. It creates charm and gives the rug a unique personality but still allows you to enjoy the vibrant colors and stylized motifs that make Sultanabad rugs favorites among interior designers.
This rustic Persian antique tribal Sultanabad rug is versatile and could be used in a wide range of room designs. Its tribal style makes it perfect for a casual room or a Boho Chic design. This Sultanabad rug will also add a more casual feel to a formal or traditional room. It is an inspiring piece for any room of your home or office.