Antique Sultanabad, Persia, circa 1900 - The Antique Sultanabad carpets of Persia are highly sought after for their grand, exuberant treatment of classical Persian floral designs, as well as for their rich, varied color. This one, however, is in a class by itself. The field consists only of an open natural camel ground devoid of pattern. Indeed the camel ground extends virtually across the entire carpet, with the color and pattern both restricted to the vinescroll palmette main border with its soft palette of pale reds, blues, and ivory. Minor borders in soft red and blue help frame the field, along with two others in a slightly paler shade of camel. The simplicity of the design enables us to concentrate on the exquisite delicacy of the color and the luminous softness of the wool pile. The contemporary decorative possibilities of this extraordinary carpet are limitless.
Size: 13 ft 08 in x 16 ft 02 in (4.17 m x 4.93 m)