Authentic 19th Century Sultanabad Handwoven Wool Rug BB6825 12'7" × 18'0" $90,000
Sultanabad, now known as Arak, was founded in 1808 with an intention to transform it into the finest weaving center in the world. This West-Persian city definitely lived up to the expectations and gave birth to some of the most beautiful and qualitative Persian rugs people have ever seen.
The antique carpet before your eyes constitutes the essence of Sultanabad impeccable craftsmanship. Its vast field was thoroughly hand-knotted of the first-rate wool in accordance with centuries-old weaving techniques by a skilled artisan, who not only poured his mastery into the intertwining warp and weft but also imbued the antique rug with the upmost artistic sensibility and taste. The cream field is embellished with a bold allover pattern of staggered pink, blue, green, and beige stylized palmettes separated by floral vinery and rosettes.
This flowery thicket is enclosed within a series of equally compelling borders, where the main one proudly bears salmon palmettes and rosettes interconnected by blooming vines, whereas secondary borders are decorated with flowering climbers and geometric motifs.
Although abundant and saturated with colors, the composition is absolutely balanced and exudes a truly royal vibe. This mesmerizing Sultanabad area rug will become the focal point and the gem of any contemporary interior ample enough to accommodate its venerable body. When invited in, the carpet has a chance to bring in the warmth of the oriental sun and the atmosphere of a sultan’s palace.
Authentic 19th Century Sultanabad Handwoven Wool Rug BB6825