Antique Sultanabad, Persia, late nineteenth centuryAntique Sultanabads like this are famed for their graphic, large-scale rendering of classical Persian designs. Here two oval medallions spew forth sweeping leafy vines, surrounded further by arabesque cornerpieces. A bold palmette border with sickle-shaped leaves encloses the field with appropriate monumentality. The coloration of the carpet, however, is exceptional among Sultanabads, recalling as it does the much softer palette of Oushak Turkish carpets.
Size: 11 ft 07 in x 16 ft 06 in (3.53 m x 5.03 m)