Rug #: 18876
Origin: North Persia – Arak region
Size: 9’’6” X 10’2”
Sides: 3 ply wool
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.