Antique Sultanabad, Persia, late nineteenth centuryThis exceptional antique Sultanabad has a ‘Herati’ pattern spreading across the soft sage field, although its greater scale and spontaneous drawing gives the familiar design a distinctive new quality. The border is comprised of star cartouches linked by vines. Its cinnamon ground echoes the color of various palmettes within the field, just as the outer stripe of sage picks up its ground color. The particular synergy between the sage and cinnamon is particularly effective. The velvety wool nicely complements the beauty of the palette.
Size: 10 ft 06 in x 13 ft 06 in (3.20 m x 4.11 m)