Vintage Persian Sultanabad Rug BB3566
A fine example from our collection of late 19th century Persian Sultanabad rugs, the beige field with an allover pattern of scattered floral sprays, palmettes, geometric motifs and angular cloudbands, within a camel palmette and angular vine trellis border.
Sultanabads are similar in design to Heriz and Serapi rugs which is reflected in their magnificent graphic character. Yet within this similarity, the line work of the Sultanabads are always less curvilinear and classical than the Heriz and Serapis. As with many other Persian rugs, Sultanabads feature all-over designs of palmettes and vinescrolls, but they use a larger, more supple weave, and the designs in a Sultanabad tend to be larger as well. Antique Sultanabad rugs for sale are still regarded as the most appealing to European and American tastes. To this day, the term Sultanabad or Ziegler rug denotes an outstanding antique Mahal rug or antique carpet from the late nineteenth century.
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