U-1403 - Oversize Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug
17ft 06in X 23ft 09in
It is uncommon to find Persian antique carpets with overall patterns and soft colors in very large sizes. This rare piece has a mellow terracotta field with various palmettes and thick and thin vines organized around three vertical axis. Little flowers and leaves grow everywhere. The effect is of a swirling bouncing bouquet. Although the pattern has sources reaching back to the 17th century this interpretation is wholly modern. The border is unusual I that it eschews the standard palmettes for small square ivory rosettes and side viewed posies. The light brown of the border compliments the field perfectly.