West Central Persian
11' 9" x 16' 10" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
SULTANABAD, West Central Persian
11' 9" x 16' 10"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Decorative) This memorable 150-year-old oversize carpet provides an excellent demonstration of the aesthetic heights that some early Sultanabads attained. This highly desirable large carpet excels in its extraordinarily harmonious allover pattern of unique, intertwining stylized fronds. These motifs are made even more mesmerizing via painstaking, attentive and spontaneously varied drawing of every individual motif. An additional dividend comes from its use of an alluring, seldom-seen soft parchment ground. Its exquisite colors are a major animating force that have matured with use and the passage of time, including garnet, apricot, and an abundance of rare celadons and teal greens that interplay to reveal entirely new levels of nuance. Learn About This Rug Type