44667 Antique Sultanabad, Persia, late nineteenth century - Antique Sultanabads are famed for their bolder, more spontaneous treatment of classical Persian designs, but this one has all the finesse and delicate elegance of the classical forerunners. Here we see an allover palmette design reminiscent of the finest Kerman or Isfahan carpets of the Safavid period. Richly detailed palmettes and sprays of flowering vine spread gracefully across the soft terracotta ground in staggered array. The ‘turtle’ vinescroll border is even more finely detailed than the field, with multiple small flowers as additional space fillers, all set against a soft blue ground for a gentle framing contrast. Te softness of the palette offers the perfect complement to the delicacy of the design.
Size: 12 ft 02 in x 18 ft (3.71 m x 5.49 m)