Antique Sultanabad Carpet

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Dimensions: 16′ x 12.8′
Style: Classical|Decorative
Origin: Persian Rugs
Time Period: 19th Century
Room Size: Oversize (12×16 and up)




A unique and stunning over-size antique Sultanabad with a central medallion and bold florals. This expansive, dramatic rug is distinguished by its inventive, dynamic and whimsical design rendered in a very subtle and subdued color palette. Its central medallion resembles an individual, over-blown, same color version of the harshang design filling its main border while the sumptuous florals around it elevate this gorgeous rug to a class of its own. The luxuriously flowing and twisting outlines of pairs of elongated palmettes in opposite directions and scrolling vines create a wonderful presence of stirring movement. Generously-scaled, purposely emphasized and wonderfully detailed cloud motifs that hold together an assortment of lilies, carnations and peonies bring a welcome element of surprise to the design, which is a further testament to the inventive, quirky quality of this Sultanabad.

This evocative quirkiness and boldness of the design are offset by the serenity and restraint of the colors with which it is rendered. The cream background of the field is a highly desirable color and a quite sought after feature of collectible Sultanabads. The soft, saturated hues of cinnamon, gold and amber in the motifs and the inner and outer triple guard strips work wonderfully with cream. The beautiful harmony, the luminous warmth and depth that these colors provide could easily make this exuberantly expressive rug a foundation piece of classical and modern interiors alike.

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16' x 12.8'


Oriental Rugs and Carpets, Sultanabad