50 2242020 Sultanabah Mahal 8'11" x 11'7"
Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 50, Country of Origin: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Sultanabad carpets are known for their exquisite designs, striking use of color, and high knot count. This magnificent piece is a masterfully designed artistic creation from the late 19th century. The carpet demonstrates the skill and artistic talent that made Sultanabad carpets some of the most collectible in the world.
The first thing you notice is midnight background that makes the other elements appear as a beautiful garden that is kissed by the moonlight. The colors chosen for the motifs are grey/plum, yellow, and ivory that appear muted, much as the colors do under the moonlight. The ability to create this moon-washed effect demonstrates a high level of skill. Sultanabad was home to master artists that often, created pieces for commission.
Another feature that stands out about this Persian carpet is the use of sickle leaves to give the piece geometric form and structure. This brings to mind leaves and vining plants on a formal trellis. The artist creatively included one row of design that creates a heart from the leaves. This is design feature that is unique to this carpet and gives it a special character that is all its own.
The elements of the design come together to create the essence of the beautiful formal gardens that once graced the courtyards of the palaces and homes of noblemen. This carpet has a formal feel that is a result of careful attention to the interplay of the design elements. The artist not only managed to create a captivating piece, but also to capture the essence of the night and evoke this feeling in the piece. This is a beautiful antique rug that would make the perfect addition to any formal space.