1070 Antique Sultanabad 8'8" x 12'2"
Antique Sultanabad Rug 1070, Persia, Late 19th Century – This absolutely gorgeous antique rug – a stunning Persian antique Sultanabad rug that was woven during the last quarter of the nineteenth century — is a truly stunning piece to behold. The long field of this sumptuous antique Persian Sultanabad rug has a richly detailed Herati pattern over a sublime, redish ground. Only when one stands slightly back from the piece does one fully experience the underlying, all-over diamond effect woven into this tug, and even then the experience is subtle tantalizing, even. The elegant ‘turtle’ palmette border on a blue ground offers a contrast in design, scale, and coloration to the field, giving the carpet the right touch of balance and variation. A study in the various qualities that can be woven into a rug by only expert artisans, this Sultanabad is a genuine work of art of the highest order.