Sultanabad: Circa 1900

Rug #: 18876

Origin: North Persia – Arak region

Type: Sultanabad

Size: 9’’6” X 10’2”

Weave density: 60 knots per sq inch

Warp: cotton

Weft: cotton

Pile: wool

Sides: 3 ply wool

Circa: 1900’s

Main Colors: olive-lime green, medium rust, ivory, navy blue, pale yellow.

This carpet originates in the Mahal district of the Arak region in NW Persia. It was most likely made for export to European or North American markets because of its size and color combinations. The town and surrounding regions have a long history of rug making, dating back to at least to the beginning of 17th Century.

What makes Sultanabad carpets distinctive, and highly desirable, are their bold designs which are always based on classical Persian rugs, along with a good array of pastel colors, which are enhanced by the lustrous mountain wool. This particular piece is distinctive because of its soft and uncommon combination of colors paired with a rare pattern.


About Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs

Rahmanan deals with the sales and service of antique rugs, tapestries, and kilims. Inventory includes, but is not limited to, Turkish, Persian, Indian, Chinese, Mongolian, Moroccan, European, Caucasian, American, and Navajo pieces. We also have antique quilts.
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