West Central Persian
8' 6" x 10' 2" Dated 1875
Seldom do we see an antique Sultanabad carpet with this level of sheer creativity. The palette is extraordinary offering Chinese red, tropical guava, aquamarine, apricot and golden sand on a mostly hidden cobalt blue field--all of which is illumined by the lanolin in its fine grade of wool. The allover field design is astonishingly dense and as fascinating as a lush, abundantly watered and lovingly tended English garden. Note how the spacious, almost languorous procession of the ancient split palmette meander in the stunning main border deftly serves as a foil to the many striking motifs of the field.
Exceptionally skillful juxtaposition of the deep midnight indigo ground and minor bands intensifies the energetic tropical palette, making these tones and floral flourishes even more celebrative and dynamic. Learn About This Rug Type