Antique Sultanabad, Persia, late nineteenth centuryThe classic vinescroll palmette pattern on this luxuriant antique Sultanabad is unusually dynamic and animated. The forms seem to jut and sprout across the surface with a vitality redolent of real life. They also seem to glow in contrast to the deep blue ground. The red-ground border offers a clear framing element with soft yet effective contrast to the field.
Size: 11 ft x 11 ft (3.35 m x 3.35 m)