Rust Oversize Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 50653
Like so many other striking Sultanabad rugs, this tapestry is meant to convey motion through the use of angular lines and floral motifs. Several warm and vibrant colors stand out against each other, drawing the viewer’s attention from one section to the next.
Oversize Background Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – This vibrant, red antique Sultanabad carpet from the turn of the 1900s has tribal characteristics that would make it the perfect addition to Boho-chic or tribal décor style. Sultanabad carpets are known for their rich color and stylized tribal designs. They use traditional motifs such as palmettes, leaves, and other familiar florals, but the weavers give them a unique tribal flavor. This is a beautiful example of the characteristic Sultanabad signature style that makes them so desirable among collectors and designers alike.
The rich red color of this carpet is produced by a unique dye technique where the wool yarn is soaked in madder dye and whey (a cheesemaking byproduct) for two days. The colors of the carpet include deep red, delicate blues, a range of browns, and ivory. Their colors blend in a harmonious way that only plant-based dyes can do.
Sultanabad was established in the early 1800s, which was long after the traditional court weaving centers of the Safavid Dynasty had passed. However, you can still see echoes of these traditional motifs and designs in the work of Sultanabad weavers. Sultanabads have a more angular, geometric character that gives them a style that is unique, and that sets them apart from other tribal rugs in the area.
The carpet has an allover design, but it uses a layout that gives it a formal quality, too. The pattern is created by areas of horizontal pattern repeats that are roughly symmetrical in the vertical plane. However, in this piece, the patterns precisely repeat as you move up the carpet. This gives it a more formal character that would also allow the carpet to work in a formal setting, yet still retains its uniquely casual character.
The unique design of Sultanabad carpets makes them a versatile design element that would complement any room. This Persian carpet uses colors that stand out in their brilliance, but also work well together as a whole. The carpet would be the perfect piece for defining a space within the room, such as an area for dining or conversation. It is a beautiful addition to the décor.